[Coral-List] Swan Islands, Honduras

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Thu Mar 25 00:33:16 EDT 2010

I did a quick read of the report and they are suggesting a cruise ship terminal to support some form of ecotourism.  The island is tiny, a few miles long at most and less than a mile wide.  Mentioned in the report was building of hotels, restaurants etc on the larger island.  Ecological  mistake!  Mistake!  Mistake!  Leave the place alone.  Do people have to trample on every spec of land even hundreds of kms in the middle of nowhere?  I hope Honduran NGOs will fight to prevent such development of a major bird and turtle nesting site, and possibly less impacted coral reefs (if bleaching hasn't hit the area).

Alina Szmant

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Professor of Marine Biology
Coral Reef Research Program,
Center for Marine Science,
University of North Carolina Wilmington
5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane
Wilmington NC 28409
Tel:  (910)962-2362; fax: (910)962-2410;  cell:  (910)200-3913

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Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Swan Islands, Honduras

Mr. Bryce,

In 2007, the Honduran government published an analysis on the development
potential of Swan Islands. The document includes an overview on botanic,
zoology and marine characteristics.

It is in spanish. You may download the document "Análisis del Potencial de
Desarrollo en las Islas del Cisne" from this link:


Andrés Alegría
Investigación y Monitoreo Biológico
Departamento de Áreas Protegidas / ICF
tel.:  +(504) 223-3248
skype: andres.alegria

> I'm looking for any information on the Swan Islands (Honduras) and/or
> anyone
> with interest in the Swan Islands.  Has anyone been there or know of any
> work that has been done there that someone could refer me to?
> Mahalos,
> Bryce
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