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The Abaco Parrot | What you might not know…

The Abaco Parrot: Subterranean Amazons in The Bahamas by Giselle Dean, Science Officer for the Bahamas National Trust   One of my most cherished memories is a trip that I took as a child to Abaco. During that trip, I learned how to fish, got to experience the pine forests, and visited some iconic Bahamian locations such as Marsh Harbour and the Hope Town Lighthouse. Being the animal lover that I am, my favourite parts were fishing, but also getting my first look at a very special bird, the Abaco Parrot. It was not until much, much later that I...
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Mangrove Restoration Project Bonefish Pond National Park

  On Saturday 16th December the Bahamas National Trust’s Bonefish Pond National Park received an early Christmas gift!  Rotary of East Nassau and Rotary International partnered with us on a climate resiliency initiative, a cause that is of a priority to  Rotary International President Elect Barry Rassin (who by the way is the first every Bahamian and, for that matter, Caribbean national to be appointed to this esteemed role).  To kick off Mr. Rassin’s Presidency he and his wife Esther spent the afternoon with BNT staff and fellow Rotarians planting mangrove propogules and seedlings at Bonefish Pond.  The plants were...
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Mangroves, blue holes and fossilized Lucayan remains | Lucayan National Park

Wander through mangrove systems higher than you are tall; climb down into one of the largest blue hole systems in the world; and step foot where our Bahamian ancestors laid to rest their loved ones, Burial Mound Cave which is home to fossilized Lucayan remains.  Welcome to the Lucayan National Park.  (by Heather Carey)     Grand Bahama and the Lucayan National Park My third adventure with the Bahamas National Trust took me to Grand Bahama for the semi-annual Council meeting.  Many moons ago I had visited GB when I worked for the Bahamas Tourist Office in the UK – we took...
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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...
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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...
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