Bahamas National Trust

www.bnt.bs

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is a non-profit Bahamian organization created by an act of Parliament in 1959 that manages the country’s twenty-seven national parks.

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is a non-profit Bahamian organization created by an act of Parliament in 1959 that manages the country’s twenty-seven national parks.

One of the most threatened marine species in The Bahamas is the conch. The collapse of conch stocks would have a profound impact on the lifestyles and local economies of The Bahamas. Protecting the conch population is one of the Coalition’s key objectives.

BNT has brought together a broad group of NGO and governmental stakeholders to work cooperatively on a strategic advocacy campaign for new management and enforcement options to address the problems of decreasing conch populations and densities. The campaign will also focus on protecting other vulnerable marine species as well.

 

BNT recently announced that one of our directors, Louis Bacon, has agreed to individually fund a three year, $150,000 grant to BNT in order to help underwrite a Conch Conservation Program. These funds will be used to help pay the expenses of a full-time BNT coordinator, provide support for stakeholder outreach and provide support for a communications campaign. The Campaign Coordinator has been identified by the BNT as a critical need to lead development of the advocacy campaign, and to coordinate with and support the Department of Marine Resources, NGOs and the scientific community.

Website: www.bnt.bs