The assessment was part of the BNT’s effort to develop management plans for Abaco's marine parks. Established in 2002, Walker’s Cay is one of six marine parks around Abaco. The others are: the Marls National Park, East Abaco Creeks National Park, Cross Harbour National Park, South Abaco Blue Holes National Park, and Fowl Cays National Park.
Conchservation’s goal is to educate fisherman on best fishing practices, encourage consumers to purchase legally harvested conch, influence policy with the best available science, protect the Queen Conch habitat in Marine Protected Areas and launch ‘Conchious’ movement involving restaurants and vendors.
The annual Bahamas National Trust Arts for the Parks took place on the weekend of January 27-28 at the Abaco Beach Resort.
A small group of dedicated bird watchers, among them veteran ornithologists Dr. Elwood “Woody” Bracey and Reginald Patterson, met at the entrance of Cherokee Road at 7 am on Saturday, September 24 for the first bird watch outing of the Fall season. It was organized by Kenderin Mills of The Bahamas National Trust. She too was part of the outing and kept track of the sightings. The records will be sent to ebird.org .
The Bahama Parrot population, once endangered, is now showing continued growth on the two islands where they still live due to national park protection and predator control programs coordinated by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT). According to the latest research by Dr. Frank Rivera-Milán of the US Fish and Wildlife …
The annual Bahamas National Trust Arts for the Parks event took place this year during the weekend of December 11-13.
In a landmark decision, the Ministry of Environment announced a list of new Marine Protected Areas (MPA) across the Bahamas, including four areas on Abaco, as they seek to meet the goal of protecting at least 20 percent of its marine environment by the year 2020.
The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) in conjunction with Abaco Beach Resort and other corporate sponsors held its 6th Annual Art for the Parks from Jan.23-25.
Friends of the Environment and the Bahamas National Trust proposed that the wetland habitat at Snake Cay Creek, Bight of Old Robinson and Cherokee Sound be put aside for the use of future generations. The proposal states that fishing and conching would still be allowed, but that existing marine resources regulations will be enforced to protect juveniles.
Recently, Bahamas National Trust (BNT) officials met with local communities in Abaco to discuss proposed parks. Meetings were held in Marsh Harbour, Cherokee and Cross Harbour.