Belize Represented During COP23

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Climate change has been felt by many as extreme weather events have already devastated many Caribbean nations this year. It is more important than ever that globally, nations are working together to combat global warming. Belize was no stranger to these discussions as last week concluded the 23rd annual “conference of the parties” (COP) under the […]

Hicatee Awareness Month FAQ

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Blog, Turtle Conservation | No Comments
Hicatee Awareness Month is well underway with lots of exciting updates and opportunities to get involved. We’ve compiled a list of important links so that you don’t miss anything!  ‘Hope For Belize’s Hicatee: Central American River Turtle’ A 16-minute natural history documentary is now available to watch on YouTube. This film highlights the cultural significance […]

Hicatee T-Shirts Support HCRC

Buy a T-Shirt, Help #SaveTheHicatee!  We are so excited about our new partnership with WildStuff Apparel! WildStuff is a US-based t-shirt company that supports artists from around the globe with an end goal of giving back to conservation. We are thrilled that they have chosen to support Hicatee Awareness Month by creating a one-of-a-kind t-shirt […]

BFREE Summer Internship Reflection

BFREE Summer Internship Reflection By: Jaren Serano This summer I had the opportunity to be a part of something very special. I became immersed in a unique classroom with seemingly no boundaries. It all started on July 31st, 2017, this part of my internship I would like to refer to it simply as “the walk”.  I was […]

Meet Lauren, Hicatee Hero

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Lauren is BFREE Executive Director, Jacob Marlin’s niece. Last year, Lauren first learned of BFREE’s work to save the critically endangered hicatee turtle.  She immediately became a passionate advocate on their behalf, donating all of the change in her piggy bank. This summer, Lauren traveled to Belize along with her family to visit her uncle […]

Hicatee Facts

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Blog, Educator, Turtle Conservation | 2 Comments
One of the most critically endangered turtle species in the world, the hicatee turtle is facing extinction in Belize. Overhunting for human consumption is the greatest threat. It is crucial that we act now to preserve the hicatee, the last of its kind, for future generations.   Use these resources created by Hicatee Conservation Network members […]

Take the Hicatee Pledge!

Earlier this year, BFREE Program Coordinator, Tyler Sanville, stitched together the “SAVE THE HICATEE” banner while on a visit to the Field Station. She cut letters out of old bed sheets and sewed them on one by one. The banner was first signed by Natural Resource Management students from Independence Junior College.  The banner quickly […]

Hicatee Awareness Month

We are thrilled to announce this October as the First Annual Hicatee Awareness Month!  To kick off the month, the Turtle Survival Alliance, BFREE and Wildlife Film Productions will be releasing an exciting documentary providing a rare glimpse of the critically endangered hicatee turtle on October 2, 2017. ‘Hope for Belize’s Hicatee: Central American River […]

Summer Intern Spotlight: Parr McQueen

Parr McQueen, an undergraduate student at the University of Richmond traveled to Belize with BFREE earlier this year along with thirteen other classmates. The Field Course led by Dr. Amy Treonis and Dr. Kristine Grayson was focused on using experiential field methods to learn how scientists study the natural world. Inspired by his trip and what […]

Stakeholders Discuss the Future of the Cacao Industry in Belize

On  20th July 2017, the Belize Foundation for Research & Environmental Education (BFREE) along with Ya’axché Conservation Trust hosted the first Belize Cacao and Agroforestry Forum, entitled “The Future of the Cacao industry in Belize,” at the Church of the Nazarene Medical and Education Center in the historic village of San Pedro Columbia, Toledo District. […]