Archive for the ‘ Ecology ’ Category

 

Where Does Our Sewage Go?
Roatan’s Wastewater Outstripping Capacity to Cope with it

May 29th, 2013 by Robert Armstrong

Where Does Our Sewage Go? <h5> Roatan’s Wastewater Outstripping Capacity to Cope with it </h5>

Roatan’s population and development booms of the past decade have outpaced the capacity of the island’s infrastructure to treat its wastewater and of the surrounding marine environment to safely absorb it.

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Getting Fighting Mad over Water
West Enders Struggling with Rising Charges for Public Services

March 21st, 2013 by

Getting Fighting Mad over Water <h5> West Enders Struggling with Rising Charges for Public Services </h5>

Citizens angered over rising water bills in the southern half of West End confronted their water board at a special meeting March 16.

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Honduran Reefs Get Failing Grade
‘Report Card’ Shows Reef Health Declined at 70% of Monitored Sites

December 20th, 2012 by

Honduran Reefs Get Failing Grade<h5>'Report Card' Shows Reef Health Declined at 70% of Monitored Sites</h5>

For the Bay Islands, health deteriorated at 73 percent of the sites with comparable data between 2006 and 2012, but some sites off Roatan have improved since 2009.

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Utila Dive Shops Hold Lionfish Derby

December 20th, 2012 by

Utila Dive Shops Hold Lionfish Derby

The Voice’s Utila correspondent notes the invasive species has been seen in increasingly deep water around Utila of late, with some migrating deeper than 300 feet.

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Coastal Cleanup

October 26th, 2012 by

Coastal Cleanup

About 3,000 volunteers from throughout the Bay Islands and Cayos Cochinos took part in a coastal cleanup campaign October 21. Organizers said nearly 2,400 people participated on Roatan alone, collecting 68 truckloads of garbage.

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Keeping Shark Fins out of Soup
West End Workshop Supports Regional Hammerhead Conservation

September 27th, 2012 by

Keeping Shark Fins out of Soup <h5> West End Workshop Supports Regional Hammerhead Conservation </h5>

Fisheries officials from 12 Latin American countries learned to distinguish the fins of endangered shark species from those of other sharks at a two-day workshop at Land’s End sponsored by the Pew Environment Group and the Utila-based Centro de Estudios

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Managing the Mangroves Photo Gallery

August 30th, 2012 by

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Managing the Mangroves
Canadian-Funded Project May Hold Lessons for Bay Islands

August 29th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Managing the Mangroves <h5> Canadian-Funded Project May Hold Lessons for Bay Islands </h5>

Mangrove forests, which surround much of the Honduran north coast as well as the Bay Islands, are vital both to sustaining marine life and to protecting people on coasts from the ravages of the sea. They are being reduced and degraded by human activities

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Roatan Marine Park Soldiers On
Novel Grass-Roots Conservation Group Copes with Tight Finances

August 29th, 2012 by

Roatan Marine Park Soldiers On <h5> Novel Grass-Roots Conservation Group Copes with Tight Finances </h5>

The Roatan Marine Park, established by local diveshops in 2005, is widely recognized as a successful grassroots organization promoting “participatory conservation.”

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Advocating for a “Blue Economy”
Roatan Pair Represent Honduras at Global Oceans Conference

July 27th, 2012 by

Advocating for a “Blue Economy”<h5>Roatan Pair Represent Honduras at Global Oceans Conference</h5>

Ian Drysdale and Jennifer Myton were on the Technical Advisory Team of the Oceans Working Group for the UN sustainable development summit, Rio+20, in Brazil in June.

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