The residents of Honduras’ Bay Islands base their diet and tourism-heavy economy on the rich marine life and biodiversity supported by their islands’ fragile coral reefs. Yet overfishing and unregulated marine activities threaten the reef’s health. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. Our grantee partner, Roatan Marine Park (RMP), is safeguarding the long-term health of the coral reef by providing technical support and training for the park rangers who conduct marine patrols. RMP is also training community members in sustainable tourism and helping them find employment as environmentally conscious tour guides and dive instructors.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.