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Lionfish Booth at Chocolate Festival of Belize 2014 May 29, 2014 - 11:14
Lionfish Booth at Toledo Chocolate Festival 2014

“Are you aware lionfish can be eaten?”

“If lionfish were available at market, would you buy lionfish to cook?”

Young conservationists pursue their dreams May 20, 2014 - 18:47
Young conservationists pursue their dreams

TIDE's Community Researcher program helps young conservationists pursue their dreams

Written by: Amanda Munro

Toledo Environmental Educators Alliance May 13, 2014 - 17:12
Toledo Environmental Educators Alliance Meeting

TIDE’s Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Norman Budna, joined environmental educators from the Ya'axché Conservation Trust (YCT), Southern Environmental Alliance (SEA) and Humana to Humana last week to revive the Toledo Environmental Education Alliance (TEEA).


Community Researcher April 24, 2014 - 10:37
Community Researcher Training 2014

TIDE congratulates five new trainees who successfully completed our 2014 Community Researcher training program this April. The course comprised two weeks of rigorous training to become Level 1 Community Researchers for TIDE’s research and monitoring department. This year’s successful candidates were Mr Rasheed Arzu, Ms Anna Mutrie, Ms Shanel Archer, Mr Melvin Choc, and Mr Bevinton Cal, all young members of local communities associated with the protected areas managed by TIDE. Mr Marty...

Seaweed Farming in PHMR March 19, 2014 - 17:45
Seaweed Farming in PHMR

Recently, TIDE’s Managed Access Officer Albert Jacobs and Marine Biologist Tanya Barona, with a group of 4 Port Honduras Marine Reserve managed access fishers (Genevieve Ramirez, Anna Ramirez-Mutrie, Renalda Ramirez, and Elmar Saldivar), learned how to farm seaweed.  Taught by the Placencia Producer’s Cooperative Society, who is leading seaweed farming efforts in Belize, these Punta Gorda fi

TRIGOH - Exchange Visit Belize March 4, 2014 - 08:42
TRIGOH - Exchange Visit Belize

Fishers from Honduras and Guatemala continually applaud Belizean fishers for practicing sustainable fishing practices. They openly admit that they have benefited over the years from conservation in Belize and through the Tri-national Alliance for the Gulf of Honduras have started to work on establishing replenishment zones within their fishing areas.

Australia-Caribbean Coral Reef Partnership February 18, 2014 - 09:35
Coral Reef Partnership

The Australia-Caribbean Coral Reef Partnership is showcasing two of TIDE’s programs – Community Researchers and Freshwater Cup – as model initiatives for promoting reef stewardship under the Australia-Caribbean Coral Reef Partnership:


August 19, 2013 - 09:03
Conservation Leadership and Project Planning

Though a multitude of languages were spoken, the message of conservation remained the same at a recent Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) workshop in Calgary, Canada. 

Future conservation leaders from 19 different countries attended the international workshop based on awards from the CLP to implement high priority conservation projects. TIDE’s terrestrial biologist, Elmar Requena, had the honor of being selected for this program.

Lionfish Report July 17, 2013 - 11:24
Lionfish Report 2013

Lionfish are an invasive Indo Pacific fish species in the Caribbean region, first documented in Florida in the mid-1980s, and first discovered in Belize in 2008. TIDE’s MBRS monitoring, which has monitored fish species diversity in PHMR since 2003, did not find lionfish in PHMR until 2010, making PHMR the last protected area in Belize known to have been affected...

Please view the embedded pdf or download the attached PDF for the complete report.

Lionfish Tasting June 24, 2013 - 16:10
Street Fair Lionfish

Blue skies, pumping music, and delicious chocolate treats; sounds like a recipe for a good day. The Toledo Chocolate Fest had these and more on its Taste of Toledo street fair May 25th.

The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) jumped right into the festivities with a lionfish booth.


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