The marine biodiversity of the Bahamas is unique and must be preserved
Marine organisms as conch, crab, grouper, lobster, manatee, sea turtle, dolphin or shark have to be preserved from the human impact
So rich and so particular
Welcome to the Bahamian Environment Protection Foundation website.
After more than eight years cruising in the Bahamas archipelago, we are established in the White Sound, at Elbow Cay, in the Abaco’s and have taken decision in 2015 to settle a Foundation to inform, preserve and conserve the fantastic Bahamian environment.
Bahamian diversity is considerable both on land and under the sea, as the two are connected. Surrounded by deep water the Bahamas is a nation of islands with ~95% of the territory consisting of shallow seas. Economy, livelihoods and culture are inextricably linked to the health of oceans.
Bio diversity concerns both marine (coral fish, deep sea fish, mammals, etc.) and terrestrial fauna (over 300 species of birds, butterflies, hutia, feral horses and pigs, raccoons, reptiles, etc…). Same in regards to flora.
The Bahama's Amazon is a subspecies of the Cuban Amazon. They have dark green feathers, a white crown and upper cheeks, rose red throat, red shoulders and outer wing feathers tinged blue. Their legs are
Abaco’s blue holes are cultural, historical and biological treasures. More research is constantly being done to increase our understanding of the importance of these ecosystems. Since the discovery of a fossil tortoise shell and a
Conch is important to the Bahamas as a cultural icon and also an important source of income (conch fishing). Sadly, harvesting juvenile conch is a common practice in the Bahamas. Each juvenile conch taken is