On January 30, 2015, both the Atlantis Resort and the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation hosted an event to celebrate conservation successes throughout The Bahamas that have and, continuous to be funded by the Foundation.
Present at this event was the Prime Minister of The Bahamas Perry G. Christie, the Minister of the Environment and Housing, Mr. Kenred Dorsette, other government officials, staff members from BREEF, The Bahamas National Trust, The Nature Conservancy, the Department of Marine Resources, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort personnel including Mr. Paul Burke (Chief Operating Officer), independent consultants and members of the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation.
The main conservation initiatives highlighted at this event were the expansion of the Andros Westside National Park, which is now one of the largest national parks in the Caribbean protecting endangered, threatened and commercially important species and; the New Providence and Rose Island Coral Reef Report Card, the first ever to be done for The Bahamas. The information included in the Report Card highlights the health status of well known reefs throughout New Providence and Rose Islands.
The Foundation intends to continue to support conservation work throughout The Bahamas and provide training opportunities for young Bahamian marine researchers to advance their skills and assist in data collection and management planning of the country’s coral reefs.
To learn more about the Coral Reef Report Card, contact The Nature Conservancy at 242-3260024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.