BELIZE, Abalone Caye Island, Port Honduras - December 2000
Construction of a ranger station at the marine reserve
(Belize 2002 project page)
Belize is a small Central American nation facing the Caribbean Sea. The Toledo district in southern Belize contains some of the country's most pristine natural areas. After many years of effort the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) succeeded in persuading the government to establish the Port Honduras Marine Reserve. The management of the 160 square mile, 133-island reserve is the responsibility of TIDE, a small nongovernmental organization with very limited resources. Since opening, there has been significant poaching within the reserve by outside fishermen. Seacology's support enabled TIDE to build a highly visible ranger station on an island, Abalone Caye, near the reserve's most sensitive area.*
Read about the reparation of and updates on the ranger station.