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mangroves October 22, 2014 - 06:26
Mangrove Reforestation Mangrove reforestation training is underway at TIDE. Bob Riley from mangrove.org arrived yesterday to help us reforest Abalone Caye.
Youth Conservation Competition 2014 October 17, 2014 - 13:02
Youth Conservation Competition 2014Youth Conservation Competition

The theme of the 2014 Youth Conservation Competition competition was ‘Value of Protected Areas’. Each of the four contestants performed with an introduction, main presentation, and question and answer session. Thank you to all contestants for taking part in our FISH FEST. We had a blast and cannot wait to see you all again next year! Below we showcase the main presentation from each candidate:

First place winner was independence high school student,...

Leonard Williams October 17, 2014 - 10:35
Yellow Headed Parrot Rehabilitaion

TIDE ranger Andrew Williams has several reasons to be happy today. Alongside Mario Muschamp - TIDE Terrestrial Manager and Leonard Williams - TIDE Ranger, and staff from Belize Bird Rescue he is releasing six Yellow Headed Parrots into an enclosure at Payne's Creek National Park (PCNP). Yellow headed parrots are an endangered sub-species of parrot endemic to PCNP. A large part of TIDE's work in PCNP involves an effort to increase the population of these birds.

lionfish TIDE September 23, 2014 - 09:28
Lionfish Research TIDE's Lionfish research aims to understand Lionfish invasion behaviour within Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) whilst also instigating effective control methods that can be carried out by the local community.
Toledo schools picking up litter September 18, 2014 - 17:00
5 reasons to clean your waterways TIDE and the surrounding schools are taking part in the International Coastal Clean Up on the 18th and 19th of September. The coastal clean is the world’s largest volunteer effort to remove litter from beaches and waterways. Last year almost 2000 people removed of trash from more than 27 miles of coastline around Belize.
10 talents of a terrestrial ranger September 8, 2014 - 10:58
10 talents of a terrestrial ranger The eyes of TIDE:
Rangers must have excellent navigation, bush craft and survival skills to keep themselves and others safe in the forest. Rangers understand the balance present within an ecosystem; they track changes to the environment and this helps TIDE respond rapidly to potential threats.
  The muscles of TIDE:
hawksbill turtle August 28, 2014 - 09:49
Satellite tagging a hawksbill The Ridge to Reef expedition team successfully satellite tagged a critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle on West Snake Caye in Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) during the early hours of 23rd August 2014.
Lobster August 7, 2014 - 16:33
PHMR Fishers vist Maine, USA TIDE’s Programme Manager, Joe Villafranco, visited Maine in USA, with three fishermen from Toledo Belize to meet with and accompany individual lobster fishers and fishing organisations who have been involved in successful fisheries management for the past 30 years.
 
Goliath grouper, PHMR August 6, 2014 - 12:37
Goliath Grouper Research in PHMR A recent study was carried out at TIDE by Science Director, James Foley, and Research Assistant, Marty Alvarez, to determine the current status of Goliath groupers in Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR), Toledo.  Data from 2014 was compared with studies conducted by Rachel Graham in 2007-2010 to determine impacts of fishing on Goliath grouper, and to inform national policy on this IUCN listed critically endangered species.


Monkey River July 30, 2014 - 16:06
Monkey River

Monkey River is a fishing village located on the coast of Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) and bordered by Payne’s Creek National Park (PCNP). The village has a tight-knit community of around 150 inhabitants and is well known for its river tours and fishing tours due to its position on the mouth of the Monkey River.

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