Utila’s beaches are home to the nesting sites of Hawksbill, Green, and Loggerhead Sea Turtles. The Green (Chelonia mydas) and the Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) are endangered, while the Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) is…
One of the main objectives of establishing the protected are was to preserve a space representative of the varied flora and fauna against the constant strain of development. Turtle Harbour includes such diverse ecosystems as coral reefs, mangroves, sea grasses
Utilian school children are now engaged in a number of activities aimed at environmental awareness, included but not limited to: beach clean-ups, turtle monitoring and adoption, seed planting, and art, sports and science competitions.
Red Lion Fish is a Pacific species that has decimated reefs throughout the Caribbean. Before 2009 in Utila, observed no presence of this invasive species. Which for lack of predators it has spread throughout the Caribbean, causing the decline of populations of native species. For this reason it has established the Derby capture to control the lionfish.
This program was created to reduce pollution in the island and our reefs. We do small projects with children of the community every two weeks, to promote recycling among our youth. We are also making drinking glasses out of glass bottles as an initiative to reduce plastic cups use.