Mesoamerican Reef

Reducing Ocean Pollution

Children with art display

Plastic pollution isn’t new to the Bay Islands of Honduras. On the three largest islands­ – Roatán, Utila, and Guanaja – locals have recognized its negative effects on their environment. At the same time, it has become so common that it is often invisible. Think Beyond Plastic, an innovation accelerator, is pioneering a unique approach… Read More »

Mayan workers monitor shrimp in Belize.

In the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) countries of Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala, agriculture is vital to the national economy. While less important in Mexico, it still accounts for 4% of the gross domestic product. Yet commercial agriculture (“agribusinesses”), located in the watersheds that drain into the Caribbean, present a dire threat to the health of the… Read More »

Elkhorn colonies

The Coral Reef Alliance tackles water pollution that threatens reef health in Honduras, working to increase access to wastewater treatment and make improved water quality a national priority…. Read More »