Recent Events (Updated March 2013)Marvelous Mangroves Workshop
The Mangroves of Guanaja Island were destroyed by Hurricane Mitch in 1998. They provided critical fisheries habitat, a home for endangered sea turtles and iguana and they protected Guanaja's perimeter coral reef from sedimentation. This reef is a part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest coral reef system in the world. Guanaja's unique location is
Due to geographic isolation and the extent of destruction, estimated at 95%, the mangroves have not recovered. Guanaja Island's mangroves are a critical component of the regions watershed and ecological balance and will have to be restored by hand planting.