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1. CHOCOLATE MAKING Toledo is referred to in Belize as the “Chocolate Capital” of the country. The Cacao Industry is a vibrant and growing industry that is changing the cash crop of the south, which was once corn. On a trip with TIDE Tours to one of the many families who are into the fine art of chocolate making, you will learn how this delicacy is traditionally made. Visit Cacao Farm and learn about how these plants are vital in the

The tour began at 8:00am on a crisp Belizean morning. We all gathered on TIDE’s wooden wharf and one by one we boarded the boat as our captain, Carlos Ramirez (Cash), and tour guide, Martin Ack, held the vessel steady from the soft currents lazily hitting the rocks on the coast. As we each snapped on our life jackets, Martin began to explain the itinerary for the day and cautioned us about the seats we had chosen; seats closer to

You never know what you will find lurking outside the Science Department at TIDE! This Dragon-headed Bug uses a fake hollow head with phony eyes to avoid being eaten by lizards! “There’s a widespread myth that anyone bitten by this creature must have sexual relations within twenty-four hours or suffer a horrible death” – Biodiversity of the Maya Mountains – a focus on the Bladen Nature Reserve – Daniel C. Dourson

TIDE is working on the front line of conservation by using the new intelligence-based Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool or ‘SMART’. The spatial monitoring tool is being trialed in Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) to increase the efficiency of enforcement in the reserve and decrease illegal fishing. The use of ‘SMART’ and the training of the rangers could not have been possible without the hard work of Julia Baker and Seleem Chan. We also want to say a big thank you