We believe that sound science is the key to effective resource management.
Our Science and Policy Department pursues sound science to inform the planning and management of national parks in The Bahamas, broaden scientific understanding in general, inform appropriate policy both within and outside of the national park system, and to disseminate scientific information.
Conduct research in your national parks.
Click to apply for a permit for research to be conducted in the Bahamas or in a National Park
We will ensure that we collect the necessary data from our national parks and surrounding areas to make informed decisions about expansion, management, restoration and climate adaptation needs.
We will continue to support work that ensures appropriate conservation planning for the unique biodiversity of The Bahamas by conducting research, informing policy and implementing management plans.
The Bahamas Natural History Conference (BNHC) is a conference for inspiring new avenues of research and cooperation across disciplines while highlighting the benefits of research of the environment, economy and human society of The Bahamas.
Our program of work integrates global strategies through the development of IUCN categorization for protected areas and national IUCN redlist of threatened species; through the integration of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals and the fulfillment of the Convention of Biological Diversity commitments.
Citizen science projects are activities where non-scientists can meaningfully contribute to scientific research. Click below to learn more.
Are you a Bahamian student in college or university majoring in biology, environmental science, or a related field? Learn more about our engaging summer science internship.