Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 BELIZE

bullet2 Toledo Institute for Development and Environment

P.O. Box 150

1 Mile San Antonio Road

Punta Gorda Town





Type:  NGO   

Scope:  local   

Interest in Forestry:  central


The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) was founded in 1997 to meet the growing environmental and development needs of the Toledo District, the southernmost district of Belize. TIDE was conceived as a grassroots initiative in response to the negative environmental effects from activities such as manatee poaching, illegal fishing, illegal logging, destructive farming methods, and other types of unsustainable development. Initially started by volunteers, TIDE has now grown to include 20 paid staff. 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.