Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: BNT Elects New Council

4/8/19 PRESS RELEASE: BNT Elects New Council Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Spring Council meetings commemorating the 60th anniversary of the organization, also electing its new Council and officers for the year and reviewed current issues and work being done by the Trust. On Friday, […]

BNT KICKS-OFF YEARLONG 60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14th, 2019 PRESS CONTACT INFO: Monalisa Sweeting Communications Manager Phone: 396 – 0167 Email: msweeting@bnt.bs Nassau, The Bahamas The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is turning 60!  July 13th, 2019 will mark six decades of existence for the organization that, today, is considered the premier conservation organization in the region. Patterned after […]

AMERICANS CONVICTED OF POACHING IN THE EXUMA PARK

The Bahamas National Trust, in collaboration with community members in Exuma, The Nature Conservancy, The Exuma Foundation and Elizabeth Harbour Conservation Partnership, have finalized a draft management plan for Moriah Harbour Cay National Park through funding from the Bahamas Protected Project.

BNT Comments on Non- Profit Organisations Bill 2018

Recently, the House of Assembly passed a compendium of financial services bills as the government seeks to further comply with international tax standards. The Non-profit Organisations Bill was one of the bills passed. The Bill is scheduled to be further debated in the Senate on Monday, December 10th. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance […]

Let’s Get Jolly for Christmas

It’s an event that brings the community together and helps Bahamians celebrate the start of the holiday season with food, drinks, music and gifts for all ages and pocketbooks! Fun and frolicking aside, the annual Christmas Jollification is all for a worthwhile cause. The Bahamas National Trust’s Retreat Garden received $92,000 as the net proceeds from the 2017 […]

The Bahamas and Caribbean experts get trained in assessing species threatened with extinction.

Fourteen (14) Bahamian and eight (8) Caribbean experts converged in Nassau for a week of training on how to assess threatened and endangered species; known as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List training. The workshop focused on how Red Listing is done, the components of an assessment and then went […]

Bird guide training takes wing on Long Island and San Salvador!!

The IDB and the BNT have once again teamed up to the train residents on Long island and San Salvador as bird guides. Led by The Bahamas National Trust and in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism (MOT), the training commenced in October with a total of 21 participants from both islands participating in theory […]