On January 3, 2018, the National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) officially opened its first natural history exhibit to an audience of scientists, government officials and environmental stakeholders. The culmination of over a decade of research, the exhibit highlights the rich history of discovery, …
The 9th annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby was held at the Green Turtle Club and Marina on June 23rd and 24th. The event was started by Green Turtle Cay second home owners and Brendal’s Dive Center, and continued with the assistance of Friends of the Environment, as a way to reduce populations of invasive lionfish in Abaco waters.
I am an expatriate homeowner in Treasure Cay that reads your newspaper during the times spent here. I enjoy your incisive and spirited editorials on all things political and socio-economic in The Bahamas, and particularly Abaco. John Cash is a friend of some 25 years and suggested I contact you.
I am a Canadian, a marine biologist and former professor at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. I have been coming to the Abaco’s since 1967, built my dream home on Man O War in 2007, and now I spend the winter here. Since 1967 I have been walking the shores and diving on the reefs around MOW and Elbow Cay. I used to bring my students annually so they could experience tropical marine biology and we could study the ecosystem. Things have changed over the years but nothing like they have since 2010.
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.
There are several points I would like to make in this final letter and they relate to the natural environment around us, the establishment of a healthy primary production environment (agriculture and fishing), and the protection of both.
Terrance Rodgers with the Department of Forestry visited several schools during the month of March to awaken students’ awareness towards the environment. His mission was to plant a tree in several schools on the island.
The Abaco Swim Club participated in the annual Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 19. The Swim Club, along with Justin Higgs from Hope Town School, cleaned the beach behind the Hope Town Pool. The kids were pleasantly surprised with the small amount of garbage actually found on the beach compared …
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.
Approximately thirty Sandy Point children ranging in age from four to sixteen received lessons in sustainability during a five day camp monitored by a group of young adults.