Archive for the ‘ Ecology ’ Category

 

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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Honduran Fisheries Going to Pot

May 30th, 2012 by

Honduran Fisheries Going to Pot

In the summer of 1982 I captained a fishing trawler loaded with 30,000 pounds of frozen fish from Bonacco to Jamaica via Georgetown, Grand Cayman. We spent a few days in the Caymans and sailed for Jamaica at an hour that I supposed would put us at Port

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Circumnavigating Utila
On a Kayak to the Island’s Little Visited Corners

March 2nd, 2012 by Thomas Tomczyk

Circumnavigating Utila <h5> On a Kayak to the Island's Little Visited Corners </h5>

Utila’s North side is one of few continuous stretches of shore in the Bay Islands that is still uninhabited and little visited. I’ve wanted to kayak around the island for several years and the opportunity finally came about in early January.

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The Recycling Yoga
A Sandy Bay Alternative Combines Locally Made Crafts from Throw Away

March 1st, 2011 by Thomas Tomczyk

The Recycling Yoga<h5>A Sandy Bay Alternative Combines Locally Made Crafts from Throw Away</h5>

Adam shows off a metal statue of a seahorse. The base is made from the metal hull of a shrimp boat. The base and the oil drum shape of the sea creature are connected by a welded concrete nail. The letters attached by small magnets were created from salvaged

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Banking on Risk
A small portion of Roatan residents spend their lives picking through our garbage. But do they know the dangers

February 1st, 2010 by Thomas Tomczyk

Banking on Risk <h5>A small portion of Roatan residents spend their lives picking through our garbage. But do they know the dangers </h5> ...Read More

Down Along the Valley
A Community Awaits

January 1st, 2010 by Benjamin Roberts

Down Along the Valley <h5>A Community Awaits</h5>

The case of Los Fuertes is a prime example. Many people came from the mainland because of a high demand for manual labor during Roatan’s labor boom. When this period of rapid growth subsequently ended, the surplus of workers remained with nowhere to go.

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Roatan’s Paradise Within
Carambola Gardens Faces Paradox

December 1st, 2009 by Benjamin Roberts

Roatan's Paradise Within <h5> Carambola Gardens Faces Paradox </h5>

A decade later, with money saved from his architecture firm, the Carambola Gardens were sectioned and planted years before cruise ships and the respective influx of tourists began adorning the docks of Roatan. Even then, Bill Brady states one could witness

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