Support the Legacy of Seahorse National Park by Joining the BNT at Pig Roast 2024!

Support the Legacy of Seahorse National Park by Joining the BNT at Pig Roast 2024!

March 18th, 2024 – Nassau, Bahamas

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) announces their annual Cuban Pig Roast, happening on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at The Maillis Farm in Adelaide, New Providence. This year, the fundraising event will support the development and management of the new Seahorse National Park.

Declared on September 7th, 2023, Seahorse National Park at Sweetings Pond and Hatchet Bay Caves in Eleuthera is the newest addition to The Bahamas’ national park system. The park protects Sweetings Pond, which is home to the densest population of seahorses in the world. Additionally, it protects the historic Hatchet Bay Cave, one of the longest cave systems in The Bahamas. Following its declaration, Seahorse National Park is poised to be transformed into a world-renowned national park and a blueprint for sustainable recreation and tourism.

The Cuban Pig Roast is the BNT’s annual flagship fundraising event, inspired by the joyous gatherings of family and friends in Cuba who unite in celebration and cheer. Similarly, the BNT’s Pig Roast promises an atmosphere of camaraderie during an evening filled with delightful buffet-style dining from Events by Alexandra, premium cocktail bars, live entertainment, a fundraising auction, and a chance to win exciting raffle prizes.

Historically, every Pig Roast event supported a different BNT priority conservation project or initiative. Pig Roast 2023 was one of the most successful yet, raising more than $150,000 towards the development of a Welcome Centre at Moriah Harbour Cay National Park in Exuma. Pig Roast 2022 raised $100,000 for flamingo conservation at the Inagua National Park.

This year, every dollar raised will contribute to the development and management of Seahorse National Park in Eleuthera.

BNT Executive Director Lakeshia Anderson-Rolle said: “Pig Roast 2024 offers an unparalleled opportunity for members of the community to contribute directly to the conservation and sustainable development of a natural gem. From preserving fragile habitats and conducting critical scientific research, to fostering community involvement and crafting responsible experiences for visitors – every aspect of Seahorse National Park’s journey toward success depends on public support. 

“We invite everyone to participate – whether it’s by purchasing individual tickets, corporate tables, or making donations. All will be instrumental in shaping Seahorse National Park into a beacon of sustainability and a source of worldwide admiration. Together, we look forward to establishing a world-renowned national park from its inception.”

Join the BNT at Pig Roast 2024 and support the legacy of Seahorse National Park. To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit:

Pig Roast 2024 is sponsored by: RBC Capital Markets; Callenders Realty; Summit Developers; Albany; Sandyport Development Company; Baha Mar Foundation; Marlin Capital Partners; RF Group; Simplified Lending; The Cove Eleuthera; The Paint Place; Ernst & Young; West Bay Advisors; Bristol Wines & Spirits; Sands Beer and Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits; The Security Commission of The Bahamas; Caribbean Wines & Spirits; Caribbean Bottling Company; Expressions Entertainment; and Bahamas Waste.

To learn more about the role the BNT plays in managing terrestrial and marine national parks, conserving wildlife, and informing environmental policy, please visit its website: and follow/subscribe to its various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.


Media Contact: Leah Carr | | (242) 429-7902

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 science, stewardship and education for present and future generations. There are currently 33 National Parks managed by the BNT with more than 2 million acres of marine and terrestrial areas protected.

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