Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 18, 2014, 12:43 AM
SATIIM was incorporated in 1999 as a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. Its mission is to promote and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and safeguard the ecological integrity of the Sarstoon Temash Region and promote the sustainable use of its resources for its Indigenous Peoples, economic, social, cultural, environmental, and spiritual wellbeing.
SATIIM co-manages the Sarstoon Temash National Park (STNP) located in the extreme south of the Toledo District bordering Guatemala on the south, the tri-national Gulf of Honduras on the east and the indigenous villages of Barranco, Midway, Conejo, Sunday Wood and Crique Sarco on the north and west. SATIIM also promote community-based enterprises as basis for indigenous communities future econmic prosperity.