Bay Islands Conservation Association

BICA

Bay Islands Honduras: New Airport Road, Utila; Sandy Bay, Roatan; Armadores, Guanaja.

Region Active

Central America

Non-profit charity

1990

Activity

Marine research, Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine protected areas, Coral restoration, Mangroves, Seagrass, Protection of marine life

Description

BICA was founded to initiate and coordinate efforts for the protection of the fragile natural resources of the islands. To operate the organization has been divided into three chapters strategically located in each of the Islands, Utila, Roatan and Guanaja. The focus of their work is on environmental education, community development, protection and research & monitoring, and works with local authorities on the management of marine and terrestrial protected areas in the Bay Islands of Honduras. Amongst their many activities are included coral restoration, park patrols, marine water quality monitoring, monitoring of reef fish larvae, and protection of mangroves and seagrass.