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Marine Water Quality

Pollution, Water Quality, BICA Honduras

Pollution and contamination can have severe consequences for marine life, including detrimental effects on biodiversity, ecosystem balance, and human health. To address these issues, we have established a marine water quality monitoring program to assess the state of our marine environments and take necessary actions for their protection and conservation.

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Why we do it?

Marine pollution poses a significant threat to the delicate balance of marine ecosystems. Various sources, such as industrial waste, sewage, and agricultural runoff, introduce pollutants into the marine environment. These pollutants can negatively impact water quality, leading to the degradation of habitats, harm to marine organisms, and potential risks to human health. By conducting marine water quality monitoring, we aim to identify pollution sources, evaluate the extent of contamination, and develop effective strategies for mitigating the impacts in conjunction with local authorities.

What are we doing?

Since 2013, we have been conducting monthly water quality monitoring surveys around the island of Roatan. Our monitoring efforts involve sampling water from various locations and analyzing it for key indicators of water quality, including physical, chemical, and biological parameters. We assess factors such as temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen levels, nutrient concentrations, pH, turbidity, and the presence of enterococcus bacteria.

Through these surveys, we gather valuable data on the overall health and condition of our marine ecosystems. This data helps us identify trends, detect potential issues, and make informed decisions regarding conservation and management strategies. Additionally, we collaborate with local authorities and communities to share our findings and promote awareness about the importance of water quality.

Water Quality Roatan BICA
Water Quality Roatan BICA

How you can help?

Maintaining healthy marine water quality is a collective responsibility.

Here are some ways you can contribute:

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Practice responsible waste management

Dispose of waste properly, recycle whenever possible, and avoid the release of pollutants into drains or water bodies.


Conserve water

Reduce water usage at home and be mindful of the chemicals you use, as they can end up in the marine environment through wastewater.


Support sustainable practices

Choose eco-friendly products and support businesses that prioritize environmentally responsible practices.


Participate in citizen science initiatives 

Join our marine water quality monitoring efforts by volunteering for water sampling, data collection, or reporting any signs of pollution or contamination. Contact Us!


Educate others

Spread awareness about the importance of marine water quality and the impacts of pollution on ecosystems. Encourage others to take action and make informed choices.

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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