BFREE Summer Internship Reflection

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 | No Comments
BFREE Summer Internship Reflection By: Jaren Serano This summer I had the opportunity to be a part of something very special. I had the chance to immerse myself 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 […]

Lauren Maclean, Hicatee Hero

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 | No Comments
Lauren Maclean 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 […]

Hicatee Facts

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 | No 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!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 | No Comments
Earlier this year, BFREE Program Coordinator, Tyler Sanville stitched together the “SAVE THE HICATEE” banner while on a visit to the Field Station. Using old bed sheets she cut the letters out of the fabric and sewed them on one-by-one by hand. Completed just in time for the visit of Independence Junior College the banner […]

International Turtle Conservation and Biology Symposium

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 | One Comment
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 […]

Hicatee Awareness Month

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 | No Comments
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

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 | No Comments
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

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 | No Comments
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. […]

2017 BFREE Field Courses

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 | No Comments
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 […]

The Bladen Review 2017

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 | No Comments
The fourth edition of BFREE’s annual magazine is now available in an interactive format online at Issuu! Get the latest news from the field station and learn about exciting research and educational projects taking place in and around the rainforests of Belize.   Click here to download a PDF version of The Bladen Review.