Belize Tropical Forest Studies is a Non-Governmental Organisation, registered in Belize in 1997.
The mission of Belize Tropical Forest Studies (BTFS) is to collect and disseminate biodiversity information in and about Belize.
BTFS's activities are mainly oriented towards biodiversity assessments of protected areas and private lands. BTFS is involved with some
regional projects (e.g., MesoAmerican Biological Corridors Project, Selva Maya Ecoregional Assessment Project) and technical partnerships (e.g., Programme for Belize, Forestry Department, TransNatura LLC).
Data collection activities focus on the surveys of terrestrial biodiversity, species occurrence and distributions.
BTFS plays a lead role in the aggregation and dissemination of spatial (GIS) data and biodiversity and environmental data via the Biodiversity and Environmental Resource Data System of Belize (BERDS).