Park Stories

Stories Around The Parks
24
Jun

A look back – The Adelaide Creek Restoration

  As the BNT celebrates its 60th Anniversary we are taking the opportunity to bring you stories of past projects.  An important BNT project which garnered tremendous public support was The Adelaide Creek Restoration Project.   The Adelaide Creek Restoration Project was carried out in 1990.  The restoration area covers an area of some 2 sq. miles of tidal creek, and associated wetland in south western New Providence.  It is a story that captured the imagination of the Bahamian public and has inspired other wetland restoration projects throughout the wider Caribbean.   Historically the creek has two entrances, but in...
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06
Jun

BEN ROSE AND HIS CAVE

On Wednesday morning, June 6th, Grand Bahamians awoke to the tragic news that Ben Rose and his wife Judy had perished in a house fire. Legendary Ben Rose was the first to ever dive the world renowned Ben’s Cave system in the Lucayan National Park.  In the fall of 2017, the BNT Council traveled to Grand Bahama for their meetings.  As part of the Council Agenda, they visited the Lucayan National Park and were treated to a special tour of Ben’s Cave, where Ben related the story of the discovery, which led to the creation of the Lucayan National Park....
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20
May

A BIG effort for Global BIG Day 2019

  What would you consider to be an ideal way to spend a sunny, wonderful Saturday in The Bahamas? If you said counting birds, then you and I were thinking the same thing (you definitely weren’t thinking that). On Saturday, May 4th I spent the entire day counting birds for Global Big Day 2019. Global Big Day. It’s like Black Friday, but instead of rushing to mega-stores chasing crazy price deals on electronics, you rush to all the “bird hotspots” looking for birds. Global Big Day is a 24-hour birding binge, where people from all over the world get outside to...
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30
Apr

Andros West Side National Park : A Beacon of Hope for Sawfish

Sawfishes, shark -like rays with long toothed snouts, face greater risk of extinction than any other family of marine fish. The Bahamas and the United States may be the last remaining refuges  for the Critically Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish. In 2017, the IUCN Shark Specialist Group identified the wider Caribbean region as one of four priority areas that could serve as “beacons of hope”  for  sawfish. In The Bahamas the Andros West Side National Park  is  critical to the survival of this endangered species Smalltooth Sawfish are found in shallow nearshore waters, and are particularly associated  with mangroves and muddy sandy...
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24
Jan

The 119th Annual Christmas Bird Count in The Bahamas

[The 119th Annual Christmas Bird Count in The Bahamas] Green Heron, Nassau, The Bahamas[/caption] Between December 14 and January 5 participants in The Bahamas took part in the world’s longest-running wildlife census, the Christmas Bird Count , which contributes invaluable data to bird population research. Bahamian Volunteers joined tens of thousands of bird-loving volunteers in counts across the Western Hemisphere.  The data collected by participants continues to contribute to one of only two large existing pools of information notifying ornithologists and conservation biologists about what conservation action is required to protect birds and the places they need. The Christmas Bird...
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