Park Stories

Stories Around The Parks

Crawfish: Sustaining Our Treasure from the Sea

  August 1 marks the opening of the Crawfish Season.  The Spiny Lobster or Bahamian Crawfish is one of. the most important commercial fisheries in The Bahamas.   According to data released by the. Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources more than $ 57 million worth of fisheries products from Bahamian waters were caught and landed in 2018.   A total of 6, 676, 4560 pounds of fishery products were processed and sold.  The bulk of these products were conch and crawfish.   The report from the Ministry goes on to say that 4, 272, 708 pounds of crawfish valued at...
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Looking Back – The Inagua National Park: A Conservation Success Story

Inagua National Park, on the island of Inagua, covers 287 square miles ( almost half of the island ) of Great Inagua. Bird life dominates the park, and the flamingos, the national bird of The Bahamas, is the star of the show.  The park is home to over 50,000 West Indian Flamingos, one of the largest breeding colonies in this hemisphere. After 60 years the birds are back from the edge of extinction. In 1905, at the first annual meeting of the National Audubon Society, a plea was made to The Bahamas government for the establishment of legal protection for...
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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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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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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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