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Leonard Williams October 17, 2014 - 10:35
Yellow Headed Parrot Rehabilitaion

TIDE ranger Andrew Williams has several reasons to be happy today. Alongside Mario Muschamp - TIDE Terrestrial Manager and Leonard Williams - TIDE Ranger, and staff from Belize Bird Rescue he is releasing six Yellow Headed Parrots into an enclosure at Payne's Creek National Park (PCNP). Yellow headed parrots are an endangered sub-species of parrot endemic to PCNP. A large part of TIDE's work in PCNP involves an effort to increase the population of these birds.

lionfish TIDE September 23, 2014 - 09:28
Lionfish Research 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.
Toledo schools picking up litter September 18, 2014 - 17:00
5 reasons to clean your waterways TIDE and the surrounding schools are taking part in the International Coastal Clean Up on the 18th and 19th of September. The coastal clean is the world’s largest volunteer effort to remove litter from beaches and waterways. Last year almost 2000 people removed of trash from more than 27 miles of coastline around Belize.
10 talents of a terrestrial ranger September 8, 2014 - 10:58
10 talents of a terrestrial ranger The eyes of TIDE:
Rangers must have excellent navigation, bush craft and survival skills to keep themselves and others safe in the forest. Rangers understand the balance present within an ecosystem; they track changes to the environment and this helps TIDE respond rapidly to potential threats.
  The muscles of TIDE:
hawksbill turtle August 28, 2014 - 09:49
Satellite tagging a hawksbill The Ridge to Reef expedition team successfully satellite tagged a critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle on West Snake Caye in Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) during the early hours of 23rd August 2014.
Lobster August 7, 2014 - 16:33
PHMR Fishers vist Maine, USA TIDE’s Programme Manager, Joe Villafranco, visited Maine in USA, with three fishermen from Toledo Belize to meet with and accompany individual lobster fishers and fishing organisations who have been involved in successful fisheries management for the past 30 years.
Goliath grouper, PHMR August 6, 2014 - 12:37
Goliath Grouper Research in PHMR A recent study was carried out at TIDE by Science Director, James Foley, and Research Assistant, Marty Alvarez, to determine the current status of Goliath groupers in Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR), Toledo.  Data from 2014 was compared with studies conducted by Rachel Graham in 2007-2010 to determine impacts of fishing on Goliath grouper, and to inform national policy on this IUCN listed critically endangered species.

Monkey River July 30, 2014 - 16:06
Monkey River

Monkey River is a fishing village located on the coast of Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) and bordered by Payne’s Creek National Park (PCNP). The village has a tight-knit community of around 150 inhabitants and is well known for its river tours and fishing tours due to its position on the mouth of the Monkey River.

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.


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