Roatan Marine Park -protecting treasures of Roatan
The Roatan Marine Park(RMP) started as a grass roots, community based, not-for-profit organisation located on the island of Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.
Our organisation was formed in 2005 by a group of concerned dive operators and local businesses united in an effort to protect Roatán’s fragile coral reefs and local ecosystems
What they do:
The RMP runs a broad range of conservation activities to protect Roatan’s natural resources, including:
- marine infrastructure
- public awareness
- community development
- invasive species reduction
- environmental inspections
The aim of the Roatán Marine Park is to empower the local community to thrive sustainably alongside our ecosystems treasured throughout the nation and worldwide. Our efforts are delivering obvious returns and our effective management has received global acclaim from marine conservationists. We are now co- managers of the Bay Islands National Marine Park and have 501c3 status in the USA. This means we can receive donations and in return we can offer tax exemption as an incentive to donors.