At CORAL, we proudly work side-by-side with local partners that are dedicated to protecting coastal areas, mitigating direct threats to coral reefs, and serving the local community. By ensuring local communities maintain ownership over their own resources, we build conservation solutions that survive the test of time. This is especially true in Honduras, where we helped strengthen the Trujillo and Santa Fe Protected Areas Committee.
This committee, made up of local NGOs, governmental organizations, and community members, helps protect the area’s natural resources and safeguard protected areas. More specifically, part of the committee focuses on preserving the country’s coastal marine ecosystems and resources.
Below, hear from committee members as they discuss local efforts to protect marine ecosystems and what’s at stake for their nearby coral reefs.