Park Stories

Stories Around The Parks

West Side National Park | Andros…. Remote, vibrant, magical

West Side National Park Andros…. written by Heather Carey, Communications Manager & Managing Director of the Bahamas National Park Safaris I am thoroughly enjoying my new role(s) with the BNT and the journey of discovery that allows me to see and experience the amazing parks that fall under the BNT management.  Up until taking this position I had always thought I was well informed about most things conservation in the Bahamas.  One of the main reasons I joined the BNT family in this newly created role was because in early conversations I learned of all the amazing things they do...
Read More

Coral Reef Assessment | Aboard the R/V Angari Research Vessel | Central Eastern Bahamas

Assessing the coral reefs in the central eastern Bahamas by Shelley Cant-Woodside. The BNT science team, Shelley Cant-Woodside, Lindy Knowles and Agnessa Lundy joined a dynamic team of scientists to conduct coral reef assessments across the central eastern islands of The Bahamas. The expedition led by Dr. Craig Dahlgren from the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) along with Sandy Voegali (San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation), Mallory Raphael (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation) and Anna (Cape Eleuthera Institute) with the BNT science team, set off for Cat Island on the 29th of September aboard the research vessel R/V Angari. The...
Read More

Confronting the Coral Crisis: New Approaches to Reversing the Decline of Coral Reefs

Anyone who has had the opportunity to snorkel or dive on a healthy coral reef knows that few sights in nature are as breathtaking.  From the amazing shapes and formations of the corals themselves to the many multi-colored creatures that live in the crevices to the shimmering schools of fish that seem to move as one, every inch of thriving coral habitat appears to be teeming with life.  Coral reefs represent some of the densest and most varied ecosystems on earth.  Though they cover only 0.2 percent of the ocean’s floor , scientists estimate that nearly one million species of...
Read More

The Retreat Garden – Nassau’s Hidden Gem

Written by Lynn Gape…     Hidden from view on Village Road is an internationally famous garden of palms and rare tropical plants. Formerly a private home, the lush estate is now a national park open to the public for garden tours 7 days a week. The Retreat Garden is a green oasis on the edge of the city of Nassau with an interesting background. Here, visitors can explore a native hardwood forest and learn about the flora and fauna of the islands in a child-friendly environment. This 11-acre property, including a small wooden cottage, was acquired in 1925 by...
Read More

The Retreat and the Hurricanes of 1926, 1928 and 1929

In light of the busy hurricane season , we thought it would be appropriate to talk a bit about The Retreat Garden and the hurricanes it is has weathered. Margaret and Arthur Langlois purchased the 11 acre property in early 1925 and moved in as newlyweds in August of 1925.  They had already invested many hours of work in their garden and in July of 1926 they were just seeing the fruits of their labor.  On July 25th , Margaret and Arthur walked through their garden, hand in hand , marveling at the beauty of their new home. They awoke...
Read More

You are donating to : Greennature Foundation

How much would you like to donate?
$10 $20 $30
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Additional Note