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Sea Campers learn the value of Marine Protected Areas at BREEF’s 9th Annual Sea Camp

Written By Nadia Abdo and BREEF

Under the theme ‘Living the Good Life – Marine Protected Areas’, 24 young people spent the week exploring how and why we should be protecting key areas of our oceans and coastlines during the week of June 22- 26th, 2015 . Through coral reef tours, mangrove exploration and snorkelling field trips, sea campers learned about the importance of building our Marine Protected Area network.

Children brushed up on vital water safety skills while also enjoying games, competitions, songs and dance. The principle message – Marine Protected Areas benefit us, industry and the environment –

By taking care of our precious and unique Marine Protected Areas, we can ensure that all of us – fishy friends included – are able to live the good life, for good!

Thanks go out to all our volunteers and sponsors especially to Atlantis Marine Aquarium, Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas, and the fantastic team at Ardastra Gardens and Zoo!




Meet Our Blogger - Felicity Burrows

The Nature Conservancy

Felicity Burrows works as the Marine Conservation Specialist for The Nature Conservancy, Northern Caribbean Program, and is the Atlantis Blue Project Coordinator. Ms. Burrows collaborates with conservation partners, government agencies, and local communities to identify priority conservation areas, assist with the development of strategies to manage, protect, and restore The Bahamas’ marine resources, and promote sustainable use of our natural resources. She also works with partners and community members to develop outreach and education techniques that inform and promote the importance of our marine environment as well as emphasize threats to our natural resources.