Research Permits

Research Permits

If you are looking to do research in The Bahamas you will need a research permit and depending upon your specific needs, you may need several permits.

If you are interested in conducting research within a BNT managed park you will need:

  1. To email your permits from the Bahamas Environment Science and Technology Commission (for terrestrial, coral, caves and blue holes related research) and/or from the Department of Marine Resources (for all marine related research) to science@bnt.bs;
  2. Fill out the Bahamas National Trust online application form below;
  3. Pay a research permit processing fee of $75; and
  4. If you require the export of any CITES-listed species please contact the Department of Agriculture.

Any queries please contact the BNT Science and Policy Department (science@bnt.bs). You will be contacted within five (5) days to confirm receipt of your application. Please allow two (2) weeks for processing of your application.

Bahamas National Trust

science@bnt.bs
The Retreat, Village Road
P. O. Box N-4105
NP, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 393-1317
Fax: (242) 393-4978

Department of Marine Resources

fisheries@bahamas.gov.bs
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3028
NP, Bahamas
Tel. (242) 393-1777
Fax. (242) 393-0238

DOWNLOAD: Research Application Form from the Department of Marine Resources


Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission (BEST)

research@best.gov.bs
Charlotte House, 1st Floor
Charlotte & Shirley Streets
P.O. Box N-7132
NP, Bahamas

DOWNLOAD: Research Application Form from BEST

Department of Agriculture

Luceta Hanna – lucetahanna@bahamas.gov.bs
Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-397-7457
Fax: 242-325-3960

DOWNLOAD: CITES Application Form from the Department of Agriculture