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Cocodrile Citizen Science BICA Roatan

crocodiles research
and protection

In June 2022, in conjunction with the Institute of Forestry Conservation and Wildlife (ICF) and the municipality of Roatán, a 3.7-meter American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) was collected in the community of French Harbor, which was reported dead earlier that day.

Cocodrile Citizen Science BICA Roatan

The analysis showed that the individual was an adult male without any external wounds. However, his stomach was full of solid waste, including:

  • One sack 70cm long,

  • Two plastic bags,

  • One plastic fork,

  • One plastic straw,

  • 1mm microplastics

  • fishing line

  • 3 hooks 10cm long, and even pieces of glass.


We believe that all of this plastic was what caused the death of the individual.

Cocodrile Citizen Science BICA Roatan

What are we doing?

Crocodiles, like all our species, are very important in our ecosystems. They are currently classified as a vulnerable species on the red list of threatened species due to: the destruction of their habitat (which causes us to see them closer to communities), illegal hunting, and now we can also say pollution.

Please help us by reporting crocodile sightings. You can send us a message to the number: (+504) 9796-9956 or to the email

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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Cocodrile Citizen Science BICA Roatan
Cocodrile Citizen Science BICA Roatan

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