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 […]

Education Committee Advancing Education and Long-term monitoring at BFREE

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 | No Comments
BY DR. PETER ESSELMAN US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY and BFREE BOARD MEMBER The BFREE Education Committee was convened in late 2014 to help BFREE deliver the highest quality field courses possible. The committee is chaired by board member Dr. Peter Esselman (US Geological Survey), and composed of professors with long running study abroad programs at BFREE, […]

Howler monkeys at BFREE

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 | No Comments
By Jacob Marlin, BFREE Executive Director Visitors and staff alike at BFREE are regularly serenaded by the sound of the Black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra). This species is conspicuous because their loud vocalizations carry for as many as three miles and they are therefore considered to be the loudest land animal on Earth. Male howler […]

Student Spotlight

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 | No Comments
BFREE Program Coordinator, Tyler Sanville, Interviews UNC Wilmington Graduate Student, James Abbott Tyler: Hi James, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? James: I’m James Abbott, originally from Yorktown, VA but I have been in Wilmington, NC since 2008. I am a second year graduate student in the Environmental Studies Department at UNCW concentrating […]

Rotary Wheeling to BFREE

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 | No Comments
By Caitlin Addison-Howard, Rotary Toilet Project Coordinator Our group of Rotarians from Corozal Rotary Club #1794 was charged with bringing back information on a working composting toilet design. The toilet needed to meet a few requirements: low or no water use, a model that would improve the general health of students and an inexpensive and […]

Workshop designs strategy to safeguard long-term survival of the Hicatee turtle in Belize

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 | No Comments
On February 25-26, 2016, Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) in collaboration with Turtle Survival Alliance, the Belize Fisheries Department, and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens hosted the 2nd Hicatee Conservation Forum and Workshop at the BFREE Field Station in southern Belize.  Unique to Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, the Central American River Turtle, […]

2nd Hicatee Conservation Forum and Workshop

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 | 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 […]

“Wings of Hope” at Gainesville’s Cinema Verde Film Festival

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 | No Comments
The film “Wings of Hope” is included in the 7th annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film Festival in Gainesville, Florida. Film time is 6:45 on Friday, February 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at cinemaverde.org. Cinema Verde’s goal for the festival is to increase public awareness about environmental practices that enhance public health […]