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October 22, 2015 - 23:22
Sea Turtle Monitoring on Lighthouse Reef

TIDE regularly monitors sea turtle nesting sites on beaches within Port Honduras Marine Reserve. This time, however, TIDE was providing help to Belize Audubon Society’s (BAS) monitoring efforts at Lighthouse Reef. BAS came to TIDE and asked for research volunteers, so two members of our community researcher team stepped up to assist: Anthony Rash and Curtis Hines.

October 20, 2015 - 22:08
Yellow-Headed Parrot Release

On October 15th, 13 yellow-headed parrots were transported from Belize Bird Rescue in Belmopan to TIDE’s office in Punta Gorda, where they were loaded onto a boat in the rain and transported to Payne’s Creek National Park (PCNP) for release into the wild. Nine of these birds were removed from their nests in PCNP and surrounding wildlife areas by TIDE rangers just this past spring. But why were they removed from their nests in the first place? It was actually for their protection!

Fish Fest 2015 October 14, 2015 - 11:15
TIDE Fish Festival 2015

TIDE’s annual Fish Festival was yet another success! The 2015 Fish Fest was held this past weekend in Punta Gorda and we had an amazing turnout for a wonderful weekend filled with many great activities.

Fruit Drying Facility September 8, 2015 - 11:54
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September 6, 2015 - 21:50
Gender & Conservation 101 WorkshopOn August 21st, TIDE staff participated in a "Gender & Conservation 101" workshop, facilitated by Communications Intern Melissa Luna. Prior to her arrival at TIDE, Melissa was working with the IUCN Global Gender Office and Conservation International's Gender and Conservation Advisor on a project about women in environmental decision making. She was happy to share her knowledge with the TIDE team about the importance of integrationg gender issues into conservation projects.  
August 23, 2015 - 07:01
TRIGOH Science Working Group

TRIGOH Science Working Group

Science Director James Foley is an active member of the Trinational Alliance for the Gulf of Honduras (TRIGOH), a network of non-governmental organizations, which aims to coordinate joint strategic actions that promote the sustainable management and conservation of the Gulf of Honduras. The network was established fifteen years ago by a group of leaders concerned about the management of protected areas, fisheries, tourism, development,...

Conflict Resolution August 7, 2015 - 09:36
Conflict Resolution

Jeremy Enriquez held a one day Conflict Resolution training for all TIDE Rangers.

The training emphasised the importance of teamwork, and the value in maintaining a level self awareness in order to continually observe and assess situations. Rangers were taught to identify different levels of conflict within any given situation.

Rangers always work in teams, and it is essential that they observe each other, especially in stressful situations so they are able to remind...

July 13, 2015 - 16:47
Fishing for conch in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve of Southern BelizeOn a bright, sunny, calm day in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve of southern Belize, a team of TIDE’s community researchers and research intern Miwa Takahashi went fishing for Queen conch. This fieldwork is part of a larger project, led by Science Director James Foley, to ensure the best available science is being used to inform fisheries management in southern Belize.   
May 12, 2015 - 12:33
Update on Abalone Caye Seawall

Update on Abalone Caye Seawall


May 4, 2015 - 16:46
Manatee Strandings in ToledoOver the last month TIDE has responded to two separate manatee stranding reports, one on March 30th and the other on April 14th, 2015, on the first occasion, March 30th, TIDE rangers were transporting coast guards to the village of Placencia when they came across a fresh dead manatee floating in the Placencia lagoon near the entrance to Tex Mar shrimp farm.  


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