First captive bred Hicatee Turtles hatch at HCRC

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in News, Research | No Comments
Six months after a clutch of eight Hicatee eggs was found buried at the waters’ edge at the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center (HCRC) in December of 2014, hatchlings began to emerge from their eggs.  These are the first hatchlings in the captive breeding program established by the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and BFREE at […]

2015 Field Courses – Part I

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Education, News | No Comments
BFREE was proud to host 147 students and instructors through our field courses this season. Groups came from the United States and from within Belize to engage in topics ranging from Architecture to Agriculture to Protected Areas to Biology.  Rainforest experiences lasted anywhere from a day to a week, while the entire time spent in country […]

Oecologia article considers the winter ecology of Wood Thrushes

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Bird Conservation, News | No Comments
Emily McKinnon, bird biologist and Research Affiliate in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba, conducted a significant portion of her doctoral field research at the BFREE field station. In her May 27 blog post, “Jungle life is not always easy for Wood Thrushes,”  McKinnon summarized her research and announced the resulting Oecologia article. […]

Biodiversity of the Maya Mountains Now Available!

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in News | No Comments
Biodiversity of the Bladen Nature Reserve: A Focus on the Maya Mountains by Daniel C. Dourson is once again available for purchase in 2015.

Hicatee Turtle Confiscations Help Stock the HCRC

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in News | No Comments
Confiscations of illegal Hicatee turtles help place turtles in the conservation and research center at BFREE.

New Species of Rare Land Snail Officially Described from Belize!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in News | One Comment
Land snail Eucalodium belizensis found in the Maya Mountains of Belize was formally given scientific description by Dan Dourson and Fred Thompson.

A Rapid Multi-Taxa Assessment of “Oak Ridge”

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in News | No Comments
In March of 2012, an expedition team took a snapshot of the vegetation, bat and land snail diversity in the moisture-laden forests of the highest elevations in the Maya Mountains (Bladen Nature Reserve).

NYCCT – Study Abroad blog

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in News | No Comments
New York City College of Technology (NYCCT) student, Tasnuva Ahmed, created a blog (Study Abroad – Belize) of her 10-day field course with BFREE in January 2014.  Traveling with 4 other architecture students and her professor, Lia Dikigoropoulou, Tasnuva documented all aspects of the group’s experience in Belize with photo and video.

Notes from the Field Spring 2013

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in News | No Comments
New partnerships, bold new field courses and new additions to the BFREE experience along with annual/biannual courses punctuate BFREE’s 2013 field season.

BFREE Avian Technician Receives Prestigious Internship

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in News | No Comments
BFREE avian technician, Gato Pop, receives internship at Klamath Bird Observatory in Oregon for international bird banding.