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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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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...
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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...
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