BNT Public Notice: Upcoming Project at White Bay Cay in ECLSP
July 21th, 2023 – Nassau, Bahamas
White Bay Cay, Exuma, a privately owned island within the boundaries of the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park (ECLSP), will be implementing a project that entails improvements to a roll-on roll-off (RO/RO) dock, boat ramp, as well as beach nourishment and dune restoration activities. This project is set to commence by the end of July 2023.
The BNT is working closely with the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection (DEPP), the White Bay Cay Island Managers and the project technical team to ensure the project’s activities are conducted responsibly and with minimal impact on the environment. The BNT appreciates the project team’s cooperation during this process. A part of BNT’s role as park managers includes working with private landowners within national parks to ensure they comply with park regulations and apply best practices. No extractive activities will take place during this project.
The ECLSP is a global model for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and a stronghold for biodiversity. BNT’s Science Officers and Park Wardens will monitor project activities regularly to ensure adherence to agreed-upon development guidelines. The BNT is dedicated to open and honest communication regarding our roles and responsibilities in all such activities.
Media Contact: Elijah Sands | Senior Communications Officer | firstname.lastname@example.org | (242) 431-6797
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.