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A small plane circled slowly, flying over the blue-green waters of the northern Bahamas. It should have been a day of sightseeing, photographing an island under carefully managed development with its fragile marine resources protected as the gems that will lure those who will eventually visit, live there or leave their yachts. Instead, what they […]
Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham spends hours at beaches in The Bahamas every week, but she isn’t splashing in the water, combing for shells or searching for treasure. Ingraham is part of a team that tests water at 16 public beaches in The Bahamas on a regular basis. The monitoring is a partnership between Waterkeepers […]
Environmental advocacy group Save The Bays expressed sympathy today for the 150 workers laid off from Resorts World Bimini just as the high season was set to start, but said construction of the resort and surrounding properties proceeded “full steam ahead despite repeated and stern warnings about its disregard for the natural environment and what […]
Outspoken environmental advocacy and education organization Save The Bays today redoubled its support for the government’s plan to rebuild storm-ravaged Ragged Island with sustainable design and renewable energy sources, creating the first fully green island in the region. “The Bahamas now has an opportunity to become a regional leader in mitigating against the effects of […]
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS IN THE SUPREME COURT Public Law Division PUB/JRV 0004 of 2015 JR4 IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW Before: Appearances: Between THE QUEEN AND MICHAEL MAJOR (in his capacity as the Director of Physical Planning) Respondent Ex Parte Coalition to Protect Clifton Bay Applicant The Hon. Madam Justice […]
Climate change already adding more threat to survival of endangered species, says environmental advocacy group Waterkeepers Bahamas today expressed alarm over government’s announcement it was considering a plan to shorten the closed season for Nassau grouper, a critically endangered species already threatened by over-fishing and climate change. “The Bahamas is one of the few […]
” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Campers all over the world ride horses, swim and eat S’mores by an open fire, but at one camp in Grand Bahama youngsters got to hang out with fish, mangroves, reef balls and sting rays. They were the dozen lucky enough to take part in the second session of Camp […]
They swam, snorkeled, recorded, reported and studied the marine environment and by the end of the week, 12 teens from Grand Bahama had a new respect for the waters around them and the critical role water plays in sustaining life on the planet. The students were the dedicated dozen who qualified for Camp Eco-Explorer. It […]
Thinking about a swim? There’s an app for that. For the past two months, Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas have been monitoring 16 beaches on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Bimini, collecting and testing water samples to check for bacteria and ensure safe swimming conditions and shoreline activities. The testing and reporting are part of […]
It was a first of its kind and it was hard to tell which was louder – the plop-pop of the paddles or the laughter of the racers. Organized and hosted by Waterkeepers Bahamas, the event was called Splashmania and like the name implies it was a perfect excuse for spending a day at the […]