BREEF has played an active role in encouraging marine environmental stewardship in The Bahamas.
The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation’s (BREEF) mission is to sponsor programs which focus on public education, research, and collaboration with other Bahamian conservation organizations. Save The Bays believes education will provide the key to preserving and protecting Clifton Bay and other common marine environments surrounding New Providence Island.
BREEF was founded in 1993 by the late Sir Nicholas Nuttall to address growing concerns on the state of The Bahamas’ marine environment. As the organization began to take a more active role as watchdogs, advocates for political change, and public educators, it transitioned from being a voluntary entity to a more formalized non-government organization. In 2002, BREEF hired its first Executive Director, and established its first Board of Directors. Since then, BREEF has played an active role in encouraging marine environmental stewardship in The Bahamas.
Among its many initiatives, BREEF is working to accommodate requests for water safety programs and for school field trips to Jaws Beach at Clifton Heritage Park.