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“Conch Gone” Video Launch

 

Under the direction of Lavado Stubbs from Conchboy Films and a superstar line up of Bahamian artists, Bahamas National Trust launched their “Conch Gone” music video in support of the Conchservation Campaign.  This campaign seeks to promote a sustainable conch fishery and was born from the concerns of fishermen and scientists who noticed that previously

 

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Nassau Grouper Season Closure

 

After decades of advocating by conservation organizations and scientists, the government of The Bahamas legislated a closed season for Nassau grouper in 2015: December 1 – February 28!  Why a Closed Nassau Grouper Season? Nassau grouper not only supports an economically important fishery, they also play an important role on our Bahamian coral reefs. Over the

 

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THE BAHAMAS CORAL REEF REPORT CARD IS HERE!

 

Coral Reefs play a critical role in protecting and sustaining our way of life!  The Bahamas like many places in the Caribbean are threatened by tropical storms and hurricanes that are associated with high winds and intense wave action. To help reduce the degree of impact to our coastline, reefs act as a natural buffer

 

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2016 Bahamas Natural History Conference

 

By Giselle Dean, The Bahamas National Trust The third Bahamas Natural History Conference (BNHC) took place from March 14th-17th 2016. The opening ceremony took place on March 14th at Atlantis and presentations took place from the 15th-17th at the College of The Bahamas. The theme of this year’s conference was “Reversing the Decline” and sought

 

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SUSTAINING AND RESTORING THE WORLD’S FISHERIES

 

Great efforts are being done to help restore the world’s fisheries as the demand for seafood continues to grow! 50in10 is a bold initiative that aims to restore 50% of the world’s fisheries in the next ten years. To achieve this, a holistic system approach is being taken. This includes addressing gaps at each level

 

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Abaco Science Alliance Conference 2016

 

During the week of January 6th-9th, Friends of the Environment in Abaco hosted their 7th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance . The goal of the conference was to provide a platform for networking and information sharing among NGOs, researchers and agencies that have conducted research projects on Abaco and throughout the wider Bahamas. Additionally the information

 

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Exploring The Andros Barrier Reef

 

Dr. Craig Dahlgren led a team of local researchers within and around the North and South Marine Park on Andros Island to survey coral and fish species types and abundance as well as benthic habitats.  Persons who participated in the trip were from the Department of Marine Resources, The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Dolphin Cay

 

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Sea Turtle Expedition II….. Continues in Abaco!

 

As the expedition continues, Tavano and Laron returned to Nassau early Monday morning after 41 turtles. The next intern Raguel Nesbitt then arrived into Marsh Harbour safely from Grand Bahama to carry on the activities done all week.  Raguel is a graduate of St. Georges High School who longed for an opportunity such as this. He is

 

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Sea Turtle Internship Expedition II …….Continues!

 

Update on the Sea Turtle Expedition – The team arrived Sandy Point, Abaco on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Tavano and Laron the 2  Nassau-based interns talked a bit about their experience. Both interns said the turtle tagging expedition is going spectacular so far,  despite the weather. They went out to Royal island and Corey Sound in

 

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Sea Turtle Internship Expedition II

 

By Portia Sweeting The Bahamas National Trust is facilitating a Sea Turtle Research expedition around Spanish Wells Eleuthera, Abaco and Grand Bahama. The interns participating in the expedition are being led by researcher Connett. They learned  introductory boat skills and tasked with surveying and tagging sea turtles around the islands mentioned previously. The weather conditions

 

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