IRBS - FIB is an organization working on sustainable development through scientific research.
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 accomodations- bed, water, gas, electricity, drinking water, internet, washing machine use.
Meals are not included.
Volunteers who stay for less than 3 months pay a registration fee of 130 Euros.
We also receive interns and researchers. They only pay 55 Euros a week, receive the same facilities as the volunteers. We also FIB provide technical advice, field support and manage administrative paper work for them.
The work at our organization includes 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 to improve quality of life for the people of the Bay Islands, and residents of the fragile eco-systems of Honduras.
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 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 should help increase the numbers of the wild population of the Utila Iguana. A breeding program in cooperation with international zoos also ensures that there is an external genetic pool which makes it possible for people to see the Utila Iguana in many countries.