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Bay Islands Conservation Association BICA HONDURAS
Bay Islands Conservation Association BICA HONDURAS

Our mission is to conserve in a participatory, transparent, and sustainable way the coastal marine resources and the ecosystem services which they provide for the social and cultural well-being of present and future generations in the Bay Islands.

BICA INC Honduras

Founded in 1990 by concerned citizens, the Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA) is a grassroots organization dedicated to safeguarding the future well-being of the Bay Islands, Honduras. It is a private, non-profit entity coordinating and initiating efforts to protect the islands' delicate natural resources. To effectively carry out its operations, BICA has established three strategically located chapters on each island—Utila, Roatan, and Guanaja. Additionally, it has recently expanded to Tampa, FL, where it has obtained official 501c3 status to facilitate donations from interested individuals and groups.
With over 30 years of experience, BICA has successfully implemented various programs and projects in the Bay Islands, focusing on environmental education, community development, protection, and research & monitoring. Since 1994, BICA has entered into a co-management agreement with the Institute of Forestry Conservation and Wildlife (ICF) to jointly manage the marine and terrestrial protected areas in the Bay Islands of Honduras.

BICA IN, Water Analysis

BICA has established strategic alliances with universities, organizations, programs, and projects focused on scientific and applied research; that allow the implementation of adaptive integral monitoring systems that strengthen the effective management of the island’s coastal marine resources.

BICA INC, Mangroves Nurseries

our programs

BICA is committed to driving positive change through its diverse range of programs. Through marine and coastal conservation, we work to protect fragile ecosystems, promote sustainable fishing practices, and preserve biodiversity. Our community engagement initiatives empower individuals to become environmental stewards, fostering awareness and action. We research to deepen our understanding of marine life and develop effective conservation strategies. With education at the core,  we aim to inspire and educate the next generation, cultivating a sense of responsibility towards our oceans and coastal environments.


Together, we can make a difference!


We appreciate our partners' outstanding support in marine and coastal conservation initiatives.

Coral Reef Alliance
Flora and Fauna International
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