The Bladen Review

The Bladen Review is BFREE’s annual print publication. Articles are contributed by staff and partners and cover topics such as bird and turtle conservation efforts, infrastructure improvements, educational programs, and staff development.

The Bladen Review 2016-2017

The Bladen Review 2015

The Bladen Review 2014

The Bladen Review 2013

  The Bladen Passage

The Bladen Passage was BFREE’s original newsletter. Articles were contributed by staff, partners and family.

October 2011

Holiday Edition 2010

Volume Three 2008

Volume Two 2008

April 2007



February 2017

Can Chocolate Save the Rainforest?| BFREE fundraiser in D.C | Student Group Activities – Chocolate-making | Belize Cacao Agroforestry Handbook

September 2016

Wildlife Issue| HCRC Update | Agami Heron Research |  Harpy Eagles

Special Issue 2016

Harpy Eagle Sighting at BFREE!

August 2016

Milestones Edition

June 2016

Latest Hicatee Hatchlings| Annual Staff Retreat | Gainesville Event | Bladen River Research by Emily Buege

March 2016

Hicatee Conservation Forum| Education Committee and Long-term Monitoring | Corozal Rotary Club Visit BFREE | Student Spotlight| Wings of Hope, Film Festival Premiere

September 2015

Wings of Hope Lands on YouTube | Hicatee Hatchlings – Three Months Old & Growing | 2015 Field Courses – Part II | Dr. Rotenberg Presents Bird Research at Canadian Conference

July 2015

First Captive Bred Hicatee Turtles Hatch at HCRC | Biodiversity of the Maya Mountains Now Available | Cacao Agroforestry Handbook in the Making | 2015 Field Courses – Part I | Oecologia Article Considers the Winter Ecology of Wood Thrushes

August 2014

International Pen Pals | Field Season Wrap up | Conference News | William Garcia Completes Two-year Training Program | Breeding and Wintering Grounds for Wood Thrush

 April 2014

Hicatee Confiscations Help Stock the HCRC | A Rapid Multi-taxa Assessment of the “Oak Ridge” | New Species of Land Snail is Described |  Spring Field Courses | Vermont Commons High School-BFREE Documentary

January 2014

Developing a BFREE “Cool Spot” | The Buildings Don’t Build Themselves | Annual Board Meeting | New Facilities | Thank You to 2013 Donors

October 2013

Investigating the Cacao Value Chain | Solar Panels for the Bunkhouse | BCARP Workshop | BFREE In Print

May 2013

BFREE Avian Tech Receives Internship |New Composting Toilets | Upcoming BFREE Events Abroad/ Resource Management Symposium | A Student’s Reflection |  Notes from the Field | Creature Feature: Oropendola

March 2013

Birdathon Belize!  | Locating Wood Thrushes with Geolocators | Grafting Cacao Trees | Creature Feature: Glowing Fungi

February 2013

New Plant Named for BFREE Co-Founders | BFREE Employee Receives Prestigious Internship | BFREE Goes to DC

January 2013

Congratulations to Published Author, Daniel Dourson | Population Dynamics of the Wood Thrush | Volunteer Work at BFREE |  A New Camping Thatch | Learning Through Experience

December 2012

Volunteering at BFREE |  Introducing BCARP, the Belize Cacao Agroforestry Restoration Project | BFREE’s New Science Committee



Turtle Survival Alliance

The Turtle Survival Alliance publishes an annual magazine called Turtle Survival, in which BFREE contributes an article on the progress of the Hicatee Research.

2015 – Hicatee Conservation and Research Center Produces its First Hatchlings. Turtle Survival, 36-37. For the entire magazine, see here.

2014 – Endangered Turtles Find a Home at the New Hicatee Conservation and Research Center in Belize. For the entire magazine, see here. 

2013 – Local Belize Businesses Step Up to Support Hicatee Conservation. Turtle Survival, 47-48. For the entire magazine, see here. 

2012 – Hicatee Conservation Research Center Takes Shape in Belize. Turtle Survival, 46-47. For the entire magazine, see here. 

2011 – Forging Partnerships in Belize to Protect the Hicatee: A Team Building Approach to Conservation. Turtle Survival, 82-85. For the entire magazine, see here. 

2010 – Catalyzing Conservation Action in Belize for Central America’s River Turtle. Turtle Survival, 79-82. For the entire magazine, see here.