Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE)

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.

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Check out some projects from our Research and Monitoring department!

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Meet Our Staff

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

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