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PROTECTION& surveillance

The Protection and Surveillance Program (PPV) at BICA ROATAN aims to strengthen work with local government to enforce environmental protection and management laws through active monitoring and mitigation measures.

Protection and Surveillance BICA Roatan


Port Royal Park Protection and Surveillance BICA Roatan

Port Royal National Park

BICA, as co-manager of the protected area, implements a series of environmental projects for the protection and conservation of the ecosystems identified in the park within the framework of the different programs established in the park's management plan.

SINEIA Protection and Surveillance BICA Roatan


We are part of the National Environmental Impact Assessment System (SINEIA), intending to promote sustainable development, protect the environment, and ensure compliance with environmental legislation on the islands.

Mangrove Reforestation

Mangrove ecosystems play a crucial role in providing us with numerous benefits. However, due to the high demand for unsustainable tourism on the island of Roatán and increased development, these forests are depleting rapidly, leading to drastic negative changes in the ecosystem. Therefore, we are taking up a reforestation project to restore this ecosystem. It provides multiple ecosystem services to humans and is vital for maintaining the island's ecological balance.

Mangrove Reforestation Protection and Surveillance 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.


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Protection and Surveillance BICA Roatan
BICA Roatan

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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