Archive for the ‘ Ecology ’ Category

 

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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Roatan Recycling Festival

June 28th, 2012 by -

Roatan Recycling Festival

Roatan will hold a recycling festival August 13-16, featuring workshops, beach cleaning and an exhibit of crafts made from recycled materials.

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Utila Holds 3rd Lionfish Derby
Dive Shops, Chefs Compete to Spear, Serve the Invasive Species

June 28th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila Holds 3rd Lionfish Derby <h5> Dive Shops, Chefs Compete to Spear, Serve the Invasive Species </h5>

The Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA) and the Utila diving community organized the third Utila lionfish derby in May to deal head-on with the threat posed to Bay Islands reefs by the invasive species.

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Saving the Reefs One at a Time
Cordelia Banks off Roatan Gets Enhanced Protection

June 28th, 2012 by Robert Armstrong

Saving the Reefs One at a Time <h5> Cordelia Banks off Roatan Gets Enhanced Protection </h5>

The Honduran Government recently designated Cordelia Banks, a coral formation off Roatan, a “site of importance for wildlife,” in recognition of its rich biodiversity and densest live coral coverage in the region. This designation, the first of its

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Utila Vulnerable to Extreme Weather

June 28th, 2012 by Gunter Kordovsky

Utila Vulnerable to Extreme Weather

Edward Gardiner, an expert on climate change, highlighted several themes: climate change, ocean acidification, coral reefs and fisheries, extreme weather conditions, mangroves and coastal protection.

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