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PROTECTION & surveillance

At BICA Guanaja, we promote the restoration of degraded ecosystems around the island, such as mangrove forests and coral reefs. In addition, to participating in the national environmental impact assessments with local and central government.

Protection and Surveillance BICA Guanaja

What we do?

We carry out day and night patrols in the Islas de la Bahía National Marine Park on the island of Guanaja with the aim of protecting marine biodiversity and promoting the sustainability of fishery resources. We also educate about fishery recovery zones, respect for fishing closures, and sizes of species of commercial interest, all in order to empower the local community.

What we are doing?

In the Bay Islands National Marine Park on Guanaja Island, we conduct day and night patrols to protect and conserve marine biodiversity. During these patrols, we educate the local community about fishery recovery zones, the importance of respecting fishing closures and the sizes of species of commercial interest. In addition, we work on community empowerment, involving local inhabitants in the management and conservation of their marine resources.

Protection and Surveillance BICA Guanaja

Mangrove reforestation

Guanaja's wetlands, including mangroves and seagrass meadows, are essential for the maintenance of the hydrological system, biodiversity, and the protection of aquatic species.

Protection and Surveillance BICA Guanaja

Beach reforestation

Our goal is to create a source of biodiversity and contribute to the health of coastal ecosystems, particularly with regard to soil stability and erosion protection. 

Ways to Give

Join us in protecting the stunning marine and coastal biodiversity of the Bay Islands in Honduras by supporting our conservation efforts and safeguarding the future of our oceans for generations to come.


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Protection and Surveillance BICA Guanaja
Protection and Surveillance BICA Guanaja

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.

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