HONDURAS CORAL REEF FUND
PROTECTING THE CARIBBEAN JEWEL OF THE MESOAMERICAN REEF
Honduras Coral Reef Fund | Fundación Cayos Cochinos is a non-profit organization located in Honduras. Our mission is to Achieve environmental sustainability and human development in Cayos Cochinos and its surrounding areas.
What We Do
Coral Rescue Restoration
To preserve and protect coral reefs in the face of numerous threats, a coral restoration project has been launched in the CCANMM. Volunteers may assist in activities such as cleaning structures, monitoring and maintaining fragments, and collecting data.
Lionfish Containment & Dissections
Lionfish, an invasive species in the Caribbean originating from the Indo-Pacific, pose a significant threat to coral reef ecosystems. To address this issue, a lionfish containment program has been established to remove these predators from the reefs and understand their impact.
Hawksbill Sea Turtle Conservation
As a volunteer researcher, you can assist in monitoring activities on the beaches and islands, including night and day patrols. The protocol involves recording turtle data, such as morphometric characteristics, nesting behavior, and biophysical characteristics of nesting beaches.
The ancestors of the Garifunas were brought from West and Central Africa to the Caribbean as captives, but their history as slaves was never officially documented. It is believed that they were survivors of shipwrecks or escaped captivity, and they found refuge among the Carib people of St. Vincent and Guadalupe. Over time, they mixed with the Arawak and Carib cultures, eventually becoming the indigenous group we now know as the Garifuna.