The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) located in Sandy Point, Abaco conducted its annual whale camp in July. During two weeks in July, ten young Bahamians who all share an interest in marine life attended camp at BMMRO. The campers were a mixture of Bahamian students representing public and …
April 30 was a proud and exciting day for The Friends of the Environment as they welcomed guests to the opening celebration of The Frank Kenyon Research Centre. Approximately 100 people attended the opening including students, scientists, donors, partners and government officials.
If you’ve ever explored the tidal creek systems of Abaco, you’ve probably noticed that they are a preferred hangout for juvenile green sea turtles. Abundant seagrass food resources and refuge from predators make these creeks attractive to turtles who will remain there for 10-20 years while they grow and mature to reproductive age.
Friends of the Environment is taking on a new challenge: building a research and environmental education center for the people of Abaco. The Abaco Research Center is the culmination of 25 years of grassroots conservation work and 10 years of partnership with schools and teachers through our education program. The six bedroom facility will have a kitchen, dining space, wet and dry labs, covered outdoor workspace and a classroom.