Belize Represented During COP23

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 | No Comments
Climate change has been felt by many as extreme weather events have already devastated many Caribbean nations this year. It is more important than ever that globally, nations are working together to combat global warming. Belize was no stranger to these discussions as last week concluded the 23rd annual “conference of the parties” (COP) under the […]

Film Viewings

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 | No Comments
October has been filled with exciting Hicatee events in Belize and in the U.S. We are grateful to our dedicated partners in conservation and education who work tirelessly to ensure that their communities learn the value of protecting Belize’s treasured wildlife. Film viewing events serve audiences of all ages. Activities during events include an introduction […]

Hicatee Awareness Month FAQ

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 | No Comments
Hicatee Awareness Month is well underway with lots of exciting updates and opportunities to get involved. We’ve compiled a list of important links so that you don’t miss anything!  ‘Hope For Belize’s Hicatee: Central American River Turtle’ A 16-minute natural history documentary is now available to watch on YouTube. This film highlights the cultural significance […]

Hicatee T-Shirts Support HCRC

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 | No Comments
Buy a T-Shirt, Help #SaveTheHicatee!  We are so excited about our new partnership with WildStuff Apparel! WildStuff is a US-based t-shirt company that supports artists from around the globe with an end goal of giving back to conservation. We are thrilled that they have chosen to support Hicatee Awareness Month by creating a one-of-a-kind t-shirt […]

Hicatee Images for Facebook!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 | No Comments
Want another great way to show your support for turtle conservation during Hicatee Awareness Month? Want to be a #HicateeHero? Use one of these turtley amazing Hicatee images as your Facebook cover photo! It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!   1. Right click one of the images below and save it to your […]

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 became immersed 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 as “the walk”.  I was […]

Meet Lauren, Hicatee Hero

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

Hicatee Facts

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 | 2 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. She cut letters out of old bed sheets and sewed them on one by one. The banner was first signed by Natural Resource Management students from Independence Junior College.  The banner quickly […]

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 […]