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HAPPY 2-22-22!

In honor of this fun date, we’ve compiled a list full of 22’s from around BFREE! 🐆 A long-term scientific study at BFREE verified that at least 22 individual jaguars live on the BFREE property.  🌿 Head Ranger, Sipriano Canti, embarks on his 22nd year as a Park Ranger within the Bladen Nature Reserve and […]


LONG TERM TURTLE SURVEY IN THE JUNGLE Join the Belize Foundation for Research & Environmental Education (BFREE) and the Turtle Survival Alliance’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (TSA-NAFTRG) to participate in a long-term population monitoring project for freshwater and terrestrial turtle species located within BFREE’s Privately Protected Area in southern Belize. The BFREE Privately […]

The Future of Conservation in Belize is in our Hands!

Will you help us build the future of conservation for Belize? Together, we can continue to offer professional training, conduct biodiversity research, sustainable agriculture, conserve the tropical rainforest, and educate Belize’s up-and-coming conservation leaders.  Thanks to a small contingent of committed donors, all donations up to $75,000 will be matched dollar for dollar.  The future of […]

Adopt a Cacao Tree

In 2015, cacao beans discovered on wild trees within the BFREE Privately Protected Area were submitted for genetic testing to the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund (HCP). The results determined that this could be the original chocolate tree, 100% pure Criollo parentage, grown and revered by the ancient Mayan Civilizations, and one of the few pure […]

Congratulations Drs. James Rotenberg and Vibeke Olson on your retirement!

Congratulations to long-time BFREE supporters, field course leaders, researchers, and adventurers, Drs. Jamie Rotenberg and Vibeke Olson on their recent retirement from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Extraordinary husband and wife team, Jamie and Vibeke, have been visiting BFREE for nearly two decades as professors bringing field courses, as researchers, with their graduate students, […]

Restore Our Earth — Happy Earth Day!

Today marks what is now the most widely observed secular holiday across the globe, Earth Day! Celebrated April 22nd annually, organizations and individuals come together to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year’s earthday.org theme is “Restore Our Earth.” The theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate […]