The Project will be hiring two full-time field technicians for the upcoming field season. One position will begin in early April and the other in early May, and both will conclude in mid-July.
Shedd Aquarium has teamed up with the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) as part of a group of conservation organizations (collectively known as partners in “conchservation”) studying queen conch, Lobatus gigas, in The Bahamas to understand why local populations are in decline.
Veteran tourism consultant, Basil H. Smith is to become be the new executive director of the Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM), taking over from marketing consultant, Bob Bower, who has served as executive director of the association for the past two years.
A new species of insect has been discovered at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve in Governor’s Harbour, The Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) first national park on Eleuthera. The insect is a katydid and belongs to the same group as grasshoppers and crickets in the order Orthoptera.
The Nature Conservancy, The BNT, and BREEF are jointly executing a project to advance the expansion and effective management of the Marine Protected Area Network of The Bahamas. The BNT is seeking to contract a Co-Management Policy Analyst, to provide direct support to the BNT for the development of a Bahamas National Protected Area System Comanagement Framework.
Chinese Ambassador Paul Gomez spoke briefly with Eric Carey (Executive Director of the BNT) and a representative of the Bahamas Reef Environment and Education Foundation (BREEF) about a proposal to allow Chinese investment in the Bahamian fishing industry.
The Bahamas National Trust and The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas are happy to announce their first formal collaboration for the Annual BNT Wine and Art Festival scheduled to take place on Friday October 28th and Saturday, October 29th, 2016.