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PHMR July 22, 2014 - 11:38
6 things you need to know about TIDE Marine Rangers

TIDE’s marine ranger station is situated on Abalone Caye in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR). This caye is significant as it is the base for TIDE’s Marine Ranger patrols. Here are 6 things you must know about our Marine Rangers...

The rangers never sleep.

No matter what they are doing they never ‘switch off’.If they are on the jetty at Abalone, eating dinner, assisting divers, they are always watching the oceans and pin pointing unfamiliar...

managed access July 21, 2014 - 13:51
Sea cucumber Monitoring TIDE monitors the size and population density of ‘Donkey Dung’ sea cucumbers in Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) as part of our Commercial Benthic Species Monitoring Programme.

Sea cucumber monitoring has been carried out biannually since 2011 at the beginning and end of the closed season (1st July – 31st December) in order to detect annual and seasonal changes in the population.

TIDE sumer camp July 16, 2014 - 18:23
TIDE Summer Camp 2014 Hundreds of children from the Toledo District have taken part in TIDE summer camp 2014. 

The theme this year was Nature, Culture, Life and six different camp sites participated including Punta Negra, Trio, Bella Vista, Monkey River, Big Falls and Punta Gorda town.

Up-cycle Earrings July 16, 2014 - 13:36
Up-cycling workshop in Punta Gorda Ten women from Punta Gorda Town joined a workshop from 8-11th July to learn the art of converting waste materials into quality products and at the end of the week, these women sold their creations and made an income to help supplement their livelihoods.
Transi Gonzalez Medina July 10, 2014 - 14:32
Manatee Research A six-month manatee project is underway at TIDE to better understand the distribution and movement of Antillean manatees in Southern Belize.


Lobster Attachment Device July 2, 2014 - 11:37
Lobster Juvenile Recruitment Study 2014

In order to improve current management practices and aid in the development of future ones, the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment has launched a new research project to determine ‘recruitment levels’ of juvenile lobsters – a fisheries science term referring to the number of new baby lobsters settling in the reserve.

Port Honduras Marine Reserve June 10, 2014 - 14:29
Dolphin Research in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve

Intern Jorge Rojas spent three months last summer with TIDE’s research and monitoring team researching pods of dolphins in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve. Twice a week he left Abalone Caye in a fishing patrol boat with camera in hand, on a mission to establish baseline information on the presence of dolphins here.

Read more about the first baseline study on dolphins in PHMR, the potential impact of seismic testing on the pods documented and Jorge’s experience with the magic of...

Community Researchers Graduate! June 4, 2014 - 13:46
Community Researchers Graduate!

Each year, for the past three years, TIDE has selected five young people from communities adjacent to the Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) to participate in its Community Researcher training program. As explained by TIDE’s Science Director, James Foley, “TIDE’s Community Researcher training program was born out of a need to have continuity with research and methods, and fulfill TIDE’s commitment as a community based conservation organization to involve young local people in conservation...

June 3, 2014 - 13:12
Meetings... Meetings... And More Meetings!

Within the environmental management world, it is a well-known fact that there is never a shortage of meetings, workshops and training sessions. Meetings... meetings... and more meetings!

Jodi Broughton May 30, 2014 - 15:24
TIDE Private Protected Lands CampoutJodi Broughton, a TIDE volunteer for the past couple months, camped out at TIDE's Private Protected Lands (TPPL) in March and wrote this awesome blog about her experience

Last week I had an opportunity to go out with TIDE rangers to some of their protected lands. After initially being invited by Mr. Eugenio Ah, Assistant Terrestrial Manager, I had a lot of second thoughts. My list of why NOT to go kept growing, nearly keeping me from walking out the door. But two...


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