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Fish for the future

Today, 60% of the world’s major marine ecosystems are degraded or threatened from unsustainable practices (www.unesco.org, 2015)Since 1950, there has been a 90% decline in the populations of large predatory fish such as tuna and cod (Myers & Worm, 2003).

We must ACT NOW to ensure that we will have fish for the future.

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Discover. Explore. Protect.

The Bahamas is a nation of islands with ~95% of our territory consisting of shallow seas. Our economy, livelihoods and culture are inextricably linked to the health of our oceans.

BREEF’s mission is to promote the conservation of the Bahamian marine environment

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CHOOSE TO RE-USE: THOUSANDS OF PLASTIC BAGS COLLECTED BY STUDENTS

The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF) and students of the Eco-Schools Bahamas programme with support from the Lyford Cay Foundation, are tackling a major problem that impacts oceans and shorelines around the world. Two hundred and fourteen students...

Conch for the Future

Conch are becoming harder to find, both in the ocean and at our local restaurants. This is a warning sign for us to take action now before  this precious resource is gone. The Bahamas has a special opportunity to learn from other places that have already lost their...

What are our 2016-17 BES Scholars up to?

  Nina Sanchez, from Lucaya International School and Donovan Hepburn from Wesley College recently completed their internships as part of the BESS programme. Nina interned at BREEF and Donovan with Friends of the Environment in Abaco. The next part of their...

 

 

 

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