Press Releases

Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces $300,000 in Grants for Hurricane Dorian Relief 

New grants are part of conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon’s million-dollar commitment to humanitarian relief and environmental and economic recovery in The Bahamas   NASSAU, The Bahamas (December 18, 2019) – The Moore Bahamas Foundation (“Moore Bahamas”) today announced $300,000 in new grants for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery, part of $1 million in support pledged by conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon. The new […]

Press Release: BNT Welcomes New Environmental Legislation

The Bahamas National Trust welcomes the passing of environmental bills in Parliament in the past week, coming at a time when “the global environment is at stake”. We congratulate Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira, and the government for this bold, progressive legislative step. Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust Eric Carey said that […]

BNT Continues to Monitor Equinor Clean-Up

November 3rd, 2019   Press Release: BNT Continues to Monitor Equinor Clean-Up Two months after Hurricane Dorian impacted the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, Equinor (formerly Statoil) continues its efforts in cleaning up the onshore oil spill at its South Riding Point terminal in The Bahamas, which was damaged by Hurricane Dorian. 1.8 million […]

AWARDS Christopher Johnson Wins National Park Photo Contest 2019

Pictured from left to right: Lynn Gape, BNT Deputy Executive Director; Geoffrey Andrews, BNT President, Christopher Johnson, BNT National Park Photo Contest Winner 2019, Gabriella Suighi, CBC Bahamas Marketing Manager; Eric Carey, BNT Executive Director. Congratulations to Christopher Johnson, the winner of our 2019 Capture Your National Park Photo Contest! Christopher’s stunning photo of a Bahama […]

NETWORKING Partnering to Survey For Terrestrial

Taken By: Christopher Johnson Photo of a Bahama Yellowthroat  BNT National Park Photo Contest Winner 2019   BNT joins forces with Birds Caribbean, National Audubon, and other partners to put together a comprehensive terrestrial team.    The BNT will be working with Birds Caribbean, National Audubon, and other partners to put together a comprehensive terrestrial […]

REVIEW Marine Surveys To Come

An event like Hurricane Dorian presents an excellent opportunity to truly study the impacts and potential for recovery after such extreme events. Surveys are being conducted in three main phases. Once this is done, the information will include follow-up assessments, evaluation of restoration activities, reporting of additional restoration activities and their execution and collecting media […]

EVALUATIONS Scientific Assessments Underway

The Trust, along with its partners, began mobilizing teams of local and international scientists, to conduct assessments of the marine and terrestrial environments on Grand Bahama and Abaco in the wake of mega-storm Dorian. The BNT is conducting comprehensive assessments to determine the impact of Dorian on severely damaging plant life, altering the coast line, […]