Mesoamerica Healthiest ‪‎Coral Reefs‬ in Honduras

The 2015 Mesoamerican Reef Report Card, available online at:, emphasizes that Roatan has the healthiest reefs throughout the region. The Report Card is based on the study of 248 coral reef sites along 1,000 kilometers of the Caribbean coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.

On Tuesday May 13th 2015, the international organization Healthy Reefs presented the health status of the great Mesoamerican reef to the Honduras Government. Ian Drysdale, Coordinator for Honduras Healthy Reefs emphasized that, “You have to hold that Honduras has the best reef health of the four countries. Honduras reefs have the highest biomass of herbivorous fish of the region and Roatan came as the subregion with the better quality of the Mesoamerican reef.”

He also stressed that ‪‎Tela‬ has been a nice surprise as the reefs found in the Bay of Tela, “are stunning, with live coral cover that has no comparison” and praised the work of local governments to ensure that the area in question has been declared a protected marine area.

2015 Mesoamerican Reef Report Card

Download the 2015 Mesoamerican Reef Report Card at:

It should also noted that In 2012, a “newly discovered reef in ‪‎Honduras could turn out to be one of the best Coral Reefs in the ‪‎Caribbean.” – Biodiversity Science

Tela Bay, Honduras

Could Tela hold one of the best Caribbean Reefs? – Biodiversity Science


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