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BICA ICON - Community Development


Our goal at BICA Roatan is to engage with the public, local and national government, and businesses to address the social, environmental and financial management of the local communities.  Guide the development and execution of productive strategies in sustainable livelihoods that improve the quality of life for the inhabitants who understand the importance of getting involved and supporting the conservation of the coastal marine resources of the Bay Islands of Honduras.

Community Development BICA Roatan


My community,
my responsibility

Since 2014, we have been working on improving water & sanitation in the Bay Islands. We work closely with water boards in the communities to identify needs, increase capacity, sustainable finance and improve infrastructure. In addition, we conduct environmental educational talks for children, young people and adults to increase awareness on the importance of clean water and sanitation management.

Community Development BICA Roatan
Community Development BICA Roatan
The Recyclers Community Development BICA Roatan


They are workers dedicated to recovering recyclable materials from the rest of the unusable waste. Recyclers recover mostly plastic bottles and aluminum cans, but also iron cans, plastic baskets and chairs, copper, and iron from construction or electronic devices, among others. As part of our solid waste management projects, BICA supports the recyclers through strengthening and equipment.

waste separation

By the year 2023, 18 homes continue to participate in the community pilot separation program and the pilot community was also marked with recycling posters. To date, 501.71 LBS of recyclable material has been collected. 

Waste Separation Community Development BICA Roatan

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.


Have you ever wondered what else you could buy for your $5 morning cup of coffee? 


Find their links below and know that shopping with them contributes to our success

Community Development BICA Roatan
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BICA Honduras, Logo

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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