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 […]

Dr. Rotenberg presents Bird Research at Canadian Conference

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Bird Conservation, Blog, Research | No Comments
This July, Dr. James Rotenberg of University of North Carolina, Wilmington presented his research at The Association of Field Ornithologists, the Society of Canadian Ornithologists / Société des ornithologistes du Canada, and the Wilson Ornithological Society joint annual meetings at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. His presentation “Passive point counts of wintering Neotropical migratory […]

Hicatee Hatchlings – Three months old & Growing!!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Blog, Research | No Comments
The seven Hicatee hatchlings (Dermatemys mawii) born to the HCRC in June 2015 are extremely healthy and growing rapidly. In just three short months each has more than doubled their size and weight. During this period, Thomas Pop, HCRC Manager, has been conducting feeding trials to determine preferred diet and activity periods. Food items offered […]

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 […]