The Roatan Marine Park (RMP) is a grass roots, community-based, non-profit organization located on the island of Roatan, 50 kilometers off the mainland coast of Honduras.

At present, the RMP, together with the Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA), co-manages the Reserve, which is a nationally recognised marine protected area located along the northwest coast of Roatan. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed with the ICF (National Institute of Conservation and Forestry Development, Protected Areas and Wildlife) to allow the RMP to be a co-manager of the Reserve. The ICF is the governmental institution responsible for the administration of all Honduran protected areas.

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The Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1991 by the people living in the Bay Islands in order to initiate and coordinate efforts in protecting the Islands’ fragile natural resources.

Research Assistant volunteers must be undergraduate or graduate level, and at least 21 years old. These volunteers will be able to select work on BICA’s office management, manage the database of dive sites, take part in patrolling and monitoring of reefs, organize eco-tours on foot or by boat, develop communication materials, work in our Information Center providing information to tourists on Utila environment and tourist attractions, etc. Knowledge of Spanish can be useful but not crucial.

Environmental Education volunteers must be undergraduate or graduate level, at least 21 years old. These volunteers will be working on environmental education programs with local schools, organize field trips, community workshops, beach and underwater clean-ups, reforestation, fish house construction and many other activities. Good knowledge of Spanish is very important.

The most detailed source of information on Utila is available from the www.aboututila.com. For any additional details, contact BICA office info@bicautila.org.

The Utila spiny tailed “swamper” Iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) lives in the Mangrove forests on the Honduran island of Utila. The conservation work carried out at the Utila Iguana Conservation Project aims to ensure the survival of the endangered swamper iguana, which is endemic to Utila.

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