Hicatee Health Check

This year’s first Hicatee health check  took place on April 4th and 5th at the Hicatee Conservation & Research Center (HCRC). The HCRC, a joint effort between BFREE and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), is a captive-breeding facility for the critically endangered Central American River Turtle (more commonly known as Hicatee). Captive-breeding offers the potential […]

Soaring with Solar

After 23 years of BFREE being an off-the-grid solar powered field station, nothing has changed, except now we have a centralized 7.5 kw state of the art solar system which is 7 -10 times more productive and has energy storage capacity more than 20 times what was on-site before. The system also has a backup […]

International Turtle Conservation and Biology Symposium

The Hicatee Conservation and Research Center (HCRC) was featured in the 15th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Fresh Water Turtles.  The meeting, which is the largest gathering of non-marine turtle biologists in the world, was held in historic Charleston, South Carolina and attended by over 300 participants. Turtle Survival Center […]

2017 BFREE Field Courses

BFREE 2017 Field Course Season wraps up this month with 172 students and instructors visiting the Field Station from as far as Scotland and Alaska. Eleven courses in total, including two junior colleges and one primary school from Belize, all traveled to our small slice of paradise off the Southern Highway. BFREE field courses are each […]

New Shower at the Bunkhouse

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Blog, Facilities | No Comments
This January, students and other BFREE visitors will be able to take advantage of the new shower facility at the bunkhouse. The concrete structure includes three private showers and two sinks. The construction team included Thomas Chub, Jacob Marlin, Elmer Tzalam, and Cesario Pop with additional help with clearing and site prep by Tom Pop, Pedro […]

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 […]