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Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 | No Comments

Happy 50th Birthday, Jacob!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 | One Comment
Jacob Marlin is a person driven by his passion for a calling. At an early, this calling drew him outside into the parks, waterways, and wild areas of his hometown, Washington, DC. He would spend days, nights, and weekends riding his bike, lifting rocks, searching for snakes and other wildlife in places most people avoid. […]

Finalist in Wildlife Vaasa Film Festival

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 | No Comments
BFREE’s documentary film, “Wings of Hope,” was selected as a finalist in Finland’s Wildlife Vaasa – International Nature Film Festival. Created by Emmy-award winning filmmakers, Richard and Carol Foster of Wildlife Film Productions, and produced by Carol Foster and Jacob Marlin of BFREE, the film is about the re-discovery of wild Harpy Eagles in Belize.  “Wings […]

BFREE’s new road sign!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 | No Comments
For those who have been to BFREE, the adventure begins while driving down the Southern Highway and continues to build when reaching the junction to the BFREE entrance road. Prior to their arrival, each visitor is made well aware that their destination lies at the end of the 6-mile dirt road and, to get there, they must walk. The journey […]

Emily Buege – Fish Research on the Bladen River

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 | One Comment
My name is Emily Buege, and I’m a master’s student in the geography department at the University of Alabama.  I’m finishing my first year in the program with my thesis fieldwork at BFREE!  Originally from Dakota, Minnesota, I grew up on a state park, so I’ve always been close to nature.  I obtained my undergrad […]


Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 | No Comments
The staff of BFREE works hard all year to ensure the running of the BFREE field station. They make certain that it is maintained, properly functioning and that all visitors are kept safe, fed, and happy during their visit. BFREE staff members also play a large role as site guides, educators and researchers.  For most staff, traveling […]

Chocolate and Beer Tasting with BFREE

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 | No Comments
Over 100 supporters joined BFREE on April 21st to help us put the FUN in fundraiser. BFREE hosted “BIRDS, CHOCOLATE & FORESTS: CONSERVATION EFFORTS CONNECTING THE US TO CENTRAL AMERICA,”  in Gainesville, Florida, the home of the US for BFREE office. The event took place at First Magnitude, one of the most loved craft breweries […]

Latest Hicatee turtle hatchlings for the HCRC

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 | No Comments
  On May 6 and 7, four Hicatee turtles hatched under the watchful eyes of wildlife filmmakers, Richard and Carol Foster, who documented the exciting events. They captured this amazing footage. The Fosters’ were contracted by the Turtle Survival Alliance and BFREE to produce a short documentary film in order to to improve local awareness and appreciation […]

2016 Field Courses

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 | No Comments
BFREE  hosted 210 students and instructors through our field courses this season. Groups came from the United States and from within Belize to engage in hands-on learning.  While at BFREE, students were introduced to on-going conservation projects at the field station like the Hicatee Conservation and Research Center and the cacao and coffee agroforest. Some students took the opportunity […]

“Wings of Hope” premiere in Gainesville, Florida

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 | No Comments
In US for BFREE’s home town of Gainesville, Florida our documentary “Wings of Hope” was shown at the 7th annual Cinema Verde International Film Festival. The festival showcased over 30 films from around the world with a goal “to increase public awareness about environmental practices that enhance public health and that improve the quality of […]