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Nonprofit Helps Restore Mangrove Tree Population on Honduran Island of Guanaja

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On October 29, 1998, Hurricane Mitch struck the country of Honduras, hitting the Honduran island of Guanaja with such force that it nearly destroyed the island’s entire mangrove forest. Mangroves, specifically their roots, play an important role in the ecosystem as a breeding and feeding ground for many commercial fish that thousands of people rely on as a food source. Since the destructive hurricane, the nonprofit Bay Islands Conservation Association has helped restore the mangrove population, planting more than 100,000 trees to date. In this film from Bajío Sunglasses, the company’s team went out to join the nonprofit for a day of planting.