The Reef That Follows Its Own Rules!
Nestled in the vibrant waters of the Caribbean lies a hidden gem of biodiversity and ecological importance—the coral reef of Tela, Honduras.
In an era where the majority of coral reefs are experiencing degradation and decline, the coral reefs of the Bay of Tela present a compelling example of resilience, diversity, and ecological importance.
With their extraordinary coral cover, healthy sea urchin populations, magnificent coral thickets, and a biodiverse coral seed bank, these reefs demonstrate nature’s ability to thrive amid challenges.
Amigos de los Corales de Tela (ACT), a 501(c)(3) organization, was established to support Tela’s coral reefs, which stand as a testament to nature’s resilience and serve as a beacon of hope for the future. Collaborating with the local community, ACT’s mission is to conserve the unique natural ecosystems of Tela through research, education, funding, and storytelling.