While BEP is settled on Elbow Cay, we could not ignore its Lightshouse : “The Most Recognized Landmark in Abaco and the Last Light of its Kind in The World »! Without any maintenance, the Lighthouse began to fall into ruin, invaded by rust. In 2016, campaign for its restoration has been launched : The “Diamonds Are Forever” Campaign. To help to finalize the project as quick as possible, BEP Foundation made a reasonable
Because Blue Holes and Caves are part of the Bahamas Environment, BEP Foundation believed it is necessary to preserve not only the Caves and Blue Holes themselves but their access with decks and walk paths. Fires in the middle of the forest are regular on the main island of Abaco and have partially destroyed the access ramp of Ralph’s Cave. With the help
Due to the nature of this experience, BEP just wanted to share with you this priceless moment when you put your energy to save life for the sake of happiness :-). This was the morning of the 14th of August, with “Friends of The environment “
Diane and Charlotte from BMMRO wanted to share with BEP a day out experiencing Mammals. We have been very grateful to the weather forecast on last August 13th, 2017 which could not be any better. Calm sea, windless, and only sun was the perfect day for this 9 hours experience on the sea looking for whales and dolphins. Before that, Diane and Charlotte presented us their objectives and believes in
Dr. Craig Dahlgren is a marine ecologist who studies a wide range of topics related to tropical marine ecosystems. His work includes studies of mangrove and coral reef ecosystems, efficacy of marine protected areas, and population dynamics of fishery species ranging from traditional Caribbean fishery species like Nassau grouper and Caribbean spiny lobster to emerging fisheries like sea cucumbers, parrotfish, sponges and gorgonians. This work has led to
The efforts to make researches and maintain the World Wide well know Abaco Caves are tremendous ! It is such a chance having met famous Brian Kakuk and so interesting on what he brings to the environment with his passion. BEP is honored to be associated to his foundation as a Lifetime Member. Press release February, 2017 on Brian Kakuk Brian Kakuk Named Sea Hero
Ch. de La Baume-BEP Foundation replacing old lines and buoys To replace and maintain moorings is a challenge. You need to have calm water, nice weather, low tide (if possible) and available volunteers ! All these conditions need to be in place in order to make it. So far, buoys’s replacements took place in the Abacos to Sandy Cay, Fowl Cay and Marmaid between April, May and June.
(from left to right) Ariane de La Baume-BEP, Charlotte Dunn-Mammals, Charles de La Baume-BEP, Diane Claridge-Mammals. Early May, the posters have been shipped with exemption for duty & VAT from government ! That is enormous knowing that you have 50% duty and 7.5% VAT when anything is imported in the Bahamas !!! The distribution to each Bahamian school started then and will be finalised by the end of Summer