Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE)

The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) is a non-governmental organisation that fosters community participation in resource management and sustainable use of ecosystems within the Maya Mountain Marine Corridor of southern Belize for the benefit of present and future generations. TIDE?s mission is to research and monitor Toledo?s natural resources, to assist in protected areas planning and management and to lead the development of responsible tourism and other environmentally sustainable economic alternatives by providing training and support to local residents.


1. Co-management of Port Honduras Marine Reserve with Fisheries Department.
2. Co-management of Payne?s Creek National Park with Forestry Department.
3. TIDE Tours: promoting local level ecotourism to ensure profits generated are kept within Toledo?s communities.

Type of organisation: 
Environment-Development Institution

Seleem Chan
Celia Mahung

Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, One Mile San Antonio Road, Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District, Belize
Phone: +501-722-2274 /2431, Fax: +501-722-2655

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