A millenary occupation flourishes as an alternative livelihood project in one of the newest tourism hotspots in the Caribbean. The place is Roatan, in the north coast of Honduras in an island archipelago known as the Bay Islands. The goal – to find an alternative livelihood for specific rural communities that have traditionally relied on … Continue reading The Corozal Beekeeping Project – Working with Bees to Save the Reefs!
Whenever one dreams about flying away to an exotic vacation spot, the image that most frequently comes to mind has to be that of a tiny little island lost at sea, with a lonesome palm tree growing on powdered white sand, enveloped by calm blue waters as far as the eye can see. Don’t tell … Continue reading Fly Away To Pigeon Cays
The seaside towns of Oak Ridge and Jonesville are not the first places that come to mind when you think travel and tourism in Roatan. For those who have not ventured that far east, you should know that these quaint little fishing communities boast some of the most unique and attractive scenery you can find … Continue reading Rolling with the Emeraldi Club in Oak Ridge
Nothing embodies conservation better than a group of endangered species frolicking freely within their natural habitat, seemingly without a care in the world. This applies to Arch’s Iguana and Marine Park as well as Lobster City, safe havens on land and on water, for highly exploited and sought after animal species in the island of … Continue reading Sherman’s Conservation March To The Sea
Ask anyone who has visited the island of Roatan if they have heard the words banana and donuts mentioned in the same sentence. Although this is an unusual combination, it is not all that uncommon in the highly frequented tourist area of West Bay Beach. So if you are one of those curious travelers who … Continue reading Life is Sweet at the Beach
Moving away from the environmental initiatives, at least for a little while, we now shift our attention to a different element of Roatan’s geographical nature. This entry will take you to two of the most pristine and remote areas in all of the Bay Islands, and quite possibly two of the most beautiful natural attractions … Continue reading Hogs, Pelicans, and Roatan Banks!
BICA which stands for the Bay Islands Conservation Association is the oldest protection and conservation nonprofit organization in and around the Bay Islands. Founded in 1990 in Coxen Hole, Roatan, BICA has the privilege of being the first established conservation organization on the islands, focusing much of its environmental efforts in the protection of the … Continue reading BICA – MAKING CONNECTIVITY EASIER.
As if cleaning the beaches of the Bay Islands wasn't enough, the folks from the Bay Islands Coastal Cleanup (BICCU) organized a Recycled Art Workshop during the first week of September, where they hired the services of two Honduran artisans who set up a vigorous art class with a heavy dose of environmental responsibility. Their … Continue reading BICCU – Recycling & Art Mixed Into One
Already popular amongst the well traveled scuba diving aficionados, it is not surprising to find Roatan as the topic of conversation in more than a few scuba diving forums, as it boasts some of the best diving the Mesoamerican Reef has to offer. With amazing visibility, vibrant coral reefs, and an abundance of tropical fish, … Continue reading Saving the Hawksbill Turtle
Experiencing the underwater world and seeing marine wildlife up close is truly an amazing experience. Sadly research shows that 40% of the world’s oceans have been strongly affected by human activity while 70% of the world’s reefs have been threatened or destroyed. However, the dive industry relies on the beauty and well being of the … Continue reading 5 Signs of a Sustainable Dive Shop