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The Nature Conservancy wins Short Documentary on Mangrove Restoration in the Bahamas at the 67th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference

The Nature Conservancy Northern Caribbean program won first prize in the Cinefish Films short documentary category at the 67th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference held in Christ Church, Barbados. The film was titled supporting our way of life and focused on the ecological, economical and cultural importance of mangroves as well as collective efforts to restore a degraded mangrove area within the Bonefish Pond National Park on New Providence, Bahamas. The restoration project was supported by the BEST Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme as a part of the Global Environment Facility Full Size Project. Persons that participated in the restoration effort were from The Bahamas National Trust, the Conservancy, The Governor General Youth Award Program, environmental consultants,  the Department of Marine Resources, Young Marine Explorers, and Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation.

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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.