TIDE’s newest cohort of Advanced Open Water PADI-certified SCUBA divers just completed their Level 2 Community Researcher training, thanks to funding from the Disney Conservation Fund!
Yet again, TIDE’s team of community researchers are providing help and support towards conservation efforts of other organizations. This time, visiting researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in the United States requested assistance from TIDE for a research project studying the effects of stressors on corals on the Belize Barrier Reef.
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.
The goal of the Community Stewards program is for local resource users to actively participate in sustainable natural resources management. This is achieved through capacity building – giving interested participants the tools to be environmental stewards and enabling them to educate their peers.