Our organisation works to enforce biological monitoring, environmental education, conservation of species, and coastal marine ecosystems. This is achieved through the active participation of volunteers, facilitating the promotion of conservation and protection of natural resources in order to improve quality of life for the people of the Bay Islands and residents of the fragile ecosystems of Honduras.
All people interested in endemic species conservation are welcome, but veterinarians, biologist and other environmental science backgrounds are appreciated.
Volunteers pay 80 euros a week to cover all accommodation costs -- bed, water, gas, electricity, drinking water, internet, and washing machine use.
Meals are not included.
Volunteers who stay for less than 3 months must also pay a registration fee of 130 Euros.
The Bay Islands Foundation through our Iguana Research & Breeding Station is in need of virtual assistance. You may help with:
-Graphic design for new t-shirts and memorabilia for our visitor's centre
-The creation of a new website (web responsive and fast)
-Fundraising via Paypal
-Allocate and write grant proposals for the continuum of our research and conservation work
The main aim of the Protection and Research Project is the preservation of the Utila iguana in its natural habitat and breeding areas. The Iguana Station is successful in promoting local awareness environmental education; discussion with decision-makers in environmental and development matters on Utila and in Honduras; outdoor research; and sustainable development. A combination of experience and careful planning has ensured the continuous improvement of the breeding program at the Station, which is helping to increase the numbers of the wild population of the Utila iguana. A breeding program is also starting up in cooperation with international zoos, ensuring that there is an external genetic pool and therefore making it possible for people to see the Utila iguana in other countries.