Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE)

The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to all our donors below who contributed to the TIDE Fish Festival which was held on Oct 7-9, 2016 in Punta Gorda Town.  

Your contributions and participation in this year’s activities made it a huge success.  We thank you for your support in raising awareness of and contributing to conservation in the Toledo District.

The Invasive Lionfish Package (cash or Prize): 2,500 or more:




The Yellow Head parrot package (cash or Prize): $1,000 to 2,499

Simon Quan & Company Ltd

Protected Areas Conservation Trust

Belize Bank Limited

Belize Tourism Board

Managed Access

The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Tropic Air


Paul Carpenter

Bowen & Bowen Ltd

Social Security Board


 The Hicatee Package (cash or Prize: $500 to 999):


DJ Fresh Music & Video Store

Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina

Maya Island Air

Atlantic Bank Ltd.

Sagicor Life Inc.

Jex R Trophies

King’s Energy Service

RF&G Insurance Company Ltd

Total Marketing & Distribution

Caribbean Treasures  Ltd. 

Dick’s Service Center

Atlantic Insurance Company


 The Goliath Grouper (cash or Prize: $250 to 499):

Punta Gas


BRC Printing

Fultec Systems

Josephine Supaul & Sons

Atlantic International Bank Ltd

Romero’s Charter Service

Raju’s Variety Store

Sea Sports Belize

Marelco Ltd

James Bus Line

Seafront Inn

Tania Moody

Tate’s Guesthouse

World Wildlife Fund

Toledo Shopping Center

Thomas Gomez & Sons

Chocolate Festival of Belize

Garbutts Marine Investment & Comp Ltd


The Manatee package (cash or Prize: $75 – 249):

Grace Hotel & Restaurant

Angelus Press Ltd

PKF Belize

Pablo Guerra for Puma Gas Station

Duke Marine Company

Requena’s Water Taxi

Charlton’s Inn

Beya Suites

Rosalma’s Pharmacy

Quality Poultry Products

Southern Groceries Supply

Beya Suites

Humberto Balona & Family

Grace Kennedy Belize Lt


Coral House Inn

Jose Maria Super Store

Johnsons Distributors

Mike Espat

NJV's Pharmacy

Santiago Castillo Ltd.


In the heart of the Maya Mountain Marine Corridor, the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) is working with communities to promote sustainable use and management of the area’s rich resources, from the peaks of the highest forest ridges to the coral reefs of the ocean floor.

In partnership with the Government of Belize, TIDE manages three protected areas within this stunning landscape: the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Payne’s Creek National Park and the TIDE Private Protected Lands. Together, these areas form some of the most pristine habitat in the entire Mesoamerican Complex.

Our team of dedicated rangers, scientists, educators and community stewards ensures that our four program areas are of the highest standards. Our Research and Monitoring is integral to policy and management action; Education and Outreach empowers local residents to be environmental stewards; Resource Management maintains the incredible diversity of life in the protected areas we are responsible for; and our Community Development program supports the needs of the local people who are at the heart of our conservation efforts.

Our pioneering initiatives bring people and nature together.  Programs such as the TIDE Freshwater Cup football and environmental competition are winning awards and being replicated as models of sustainable development elsewhere in the Caribbean.

Our work would not be possible without the help of our dedicated team, communities and network of supporters. We are always looking for new partnerships to continue our ground-breaking work.  To be involved in the future of this pristine corner of Belize, contact us.


Check out some projects from our Research and Monitoring department!

(From Marine Research)
(From Marine Research)
(From Terrestrial Research)
(From Marine Research)

Meet Our Staff

Celia Mahung
Executive Director
Aaron Garbutt
PHMR Ranger
Andrew Williams
TPPL Head Ranger
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