Port Honduras Marine Reserve

June 2006

Repair of the TIDE sailboat and purchase of boat engine used to transport rangers in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve

Seacology is funding a sailboat for the local NGO Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE), which manages the 160-square-mile Port Honduras Marine Reserve with the Belize Fisheries Department. The boat will be used to transport their rangers between posts. They will also be able to patrol the Snake Cayes area, a crucial area of the reserve where key fish species have successfully rebounded.

Project Updates
June 2007
Major repairs to the patrol sailboat were completed in 2006 and a small outboard engine was purchased for the boat. Due to lack of sailing expertise among rangers, the boat is not scheduled to...
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January 2007
In late 2006 a small engine was purchased for the boat and a professional sailboat builder replaced sails, repaired masts and repaired small leaks in the hull.

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