BFREE’s new road sign!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Blog, Facilities | No Comments
For those who have been to BFREE, the adventure begins while driving down the Southern Highway and continues to build when reaching the junction to the BFREE entrance road. Prior to their arrival, each visitor is made well aware that their destination lies at the end of the 6-mile dirt road and, to get there, they must walk. The journey […]

Latest Hicatee turtle hatchlings for the HCRC

  On May 6 and 7, four Hicatee turtles hatched under the watchful eyes of wildlife filmmakers, Richard and Carol Foster, who documented the exciting events. They captured this amazing footage. The Fosters’ were contracted by the Turtle Survival Alliance and BFREE to produce a short documentary film in order to to improve local awareness and appreciation […]

2016 Field Courses

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Blog, Education | No Comments
BFREE  hosted 210 students and instructors through our field courses this season. Groups came from the United States and from within Belize to engage in hands-on learning.  While at BFREE, students were introduced to on-going conservation projects at the field station like the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center and the cacao and coffee agroforest. Some students took the opportunity […]

Workshop designs strategy to safeguard long-term survival of the Hicatee turtle in Belize

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Blog, Research | No Comments
On February 25-26, 2016, Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) in collaboration with Turtle Survival Alliance, the Belize Fisheries Department, and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens hosted the 2nd Hicatee Conservation Forum and Workshop at the BFREE Field Station in southern Belize.  Unique to Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, the Central American River Turtle, […]

2nd Hicatee Conservation Forum and Workshop

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Blog, Research | No Comments
“Progress toward long-term conservation of Dermatemys mawii, Hicatee turtle”  On February 25 and 26, BFREE in collaboration with Turtle Survival Alliance, the Belize Fisheries Department, and Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will host the 2nd Hicatee Conservation Forum and Workshop at the BFREE Field Station.  The forum will bring together members of the scientific community, government […]

“Wings of Hope” at Gainesville’s Cinema Verde Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Bird Conservation, Blog | No Comments
The film “Wings of Hope” is included in the 7th annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film Festival in Gainesville, Florida. Film time is 6:45 on Friday, February 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at Cinema Verde’s goal for the festival is to increase public awareness about environmental practices that enhance public health […]

Dr. Stewart Skeate Awarded Grant to Develop Research at BFREE

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stewart Skeate of Lees-McRae College was recently awarded the Whalen Master Teacher Grant to develop a research project at BFREE. Dr. Skeate has been bringing groups on field courses to Belize for the past eight years and in 2015 became a member of BFREE’s education committee. The committee […]

Job posting – BFREE Field Station Operations Manager

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
BFREE is looking to fill the position of Field Station Operations Manager immediately. The Operations Manager will work closely with and initially be the apprentice to BFREE Executive Director, Jacob Marlin, who co-founded and established the field station in 1995. The BFREE Field Operations Manager is responsible for managing all personnel and activities coordinated from […]

It’s true. BFREE needs you.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
I’m writing to you today to ask for your help. BFREE needs your support to expand our efforts to promote the stewardship and conservation of Belize’s natural resources. The BFREE field station and the 1,153 acre private reserve are bordered on three sides by protected wilderness areas. These surrounding areas remain healthy but are under […]

The Bladen Review – 2015 Edition!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments
The third publication of BFREE’s annual magazine, The Bladen Review, is available online in an interactive format on Issuu! Get the latest news around the field station and learn about exciting research projects taking place in the rainforest of Belize. Note: To view in full screen, click once in the middle of The Bladen Review. […]