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January, 2016

  • 14 January

    Evolutionary History of Bats Populations in The Bahamas

    David Reed, curator of Mammals, and chair of Department of Natural History at the Florida Museum of Natural History, gave a presentation on “Bats of The Bahamas: An Update on Local Species and their Evolutionary History in the Islands.” Reed explained that he spent five to six years investigating bats on different islands to determine if bats were still on the islands and still healthy.

  • 14 January

    Impacts of Natural, Human Factors on Abaco Bird Extinctions

    Dr. David Steadman, associate director for Research and Collections at the University of Florida, and curator of Ornithology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, spoke about natural and human factors that brought about the extinction of birds on Abaco.

  • 14 January

    Abaco Science Alliance Opens with National Parks Presentation

    The 7th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference (ASAC) was held from Jan.6-9 at New Vision Ministries. Kristin Williams, executive director of Friends of the Environment, led with opening remarks explaining that the conference began 12 years ago in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of our environment, and to encourage more research and education of communities in The Bahamas.