BNT Congratulates Science Officer Bradley Watson for Receiving 2021 Chevening Scholarship
Bradley was chosen for the Chevening Scholarship from over 50,000 applicants
August 19th, 2021
The Bahamas National Trust is beyond proud to congratulate our own Bradley Watson for receiving the 2021 Chevening Scholarship. The British High Commission Nassau made the announcement earlier this week, noting that he was selected from over 50,000 applicants and over 5,000 shortlisted candidates.
Bradley receiving scholarship from British High Commissioner Sarah Dickson
Bradley has been a Science Officer at the BNT since 2019, and plans to use the scholarship to pursue his Master’s in Sustainable Development at the University of St. Andrew’s, Scotland.
During his time at the BNT, Bradley has made many noteworthy contributions as part of the Science Team, including, but not limited to: helping to spearhead the “Communities for Conservation” program on Grand Bahama and Abaco; assisting with critical post-Dorian environmental assessments; and helping to conduct vital research on threatened bird species including the Kirtland’s Warbler and endangered Bahama Warbler. As a Chevening Scholar, he hopes to “integrate the cause of environmental conservation with that of human rights” during his studies, and return to The Bahamas to promote sustainable development.
In a press release from the British High Commission Nassau, British High Commissioner Sarah Dickson said, “It means a lot to me that Bradley is passionate about conservation and human rights. Having witnessed the devastation from Hurricane Dorian, I am encouraged by his plan to return home to work on sustainable development policy in a climate vulnerable archipelago like The Bahamas. I am confident that the Chevening award will provide an opportunity for Bradley to learn more about how to promote sustainable development. I wish him all the best.”
BNT Executive Director Eric Carey said, “We’re very proud of Bradley. This is a major accomplishment and he undoubtedly deserves it. He has been an integral part of our Science Team for three years, and has proven to be dedicated, intelligent, and passionate about the environment and developing the country. We happily offer him our encouragement and hope for success in his studies, and eagerly await his return to the BNT Family.”
The BNT sends Bradley cheers and best wishes for his studies!
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About the BNT:
The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) was created by an Act of Parliament in 1959 to build and manage the national park system of The Bahamas. Possibly the only non-governmental organization in the world charged with such a responsibility, the BNT works daily to conserve and protect the natural resources of The Bahamas through stewardship and education for present and future generations. There are currently 32 National Parks managed by the BNT with more than 2 million acres of marine and terrestrial areas protected.