Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) is a private non-profit research and educational facility, located on 1,153 acres of tropical rainforest nestled in the foothills of the Maya Mountains in southern Belize along the crystal clear Bladen River. BFREE is the gateway to the Bladen Nature Reserve, the crown jewel of Belize?s national protected areas. We are saving one of the last unspoiled rainforests in the world through education, research, and conservation.
Founded in 1995, the primary goals of BFREE are to assist the government of Belize in the management and conservation of Belize’s rainforests, to coordinate and facilitate scientific research, and to provide unparalleled environmental education to students. BFREE also welcomes visitors interested in conservation, sustainable living, and the study and appreciation of tropical rainforests. The BFREE internship program offers rich, individualized experiences to persons looking to experience life in remote tropical settings and to participate in BFREE?s ongoing projects. We offer a range of learning and adventure activities throughout Belize.