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Tippy’s Plastic Pollution Challenge Winners

Tippy’s Plastic Pollution Challenge Winners

Reducing ocean plastic pollution in the Bahamas gets a new advocate from BREEF (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation), in the form of Tippy the Sea Turtle, the new mascot for keeping our oceans plastic-free. Tippy’s Plastic Pollution Challenge was started...
Exploring marine life in San Salvador gets more hands-on

Exploring marine life in San Salvador gets more hands-on

Locals and tourists in San Salvador can now interact with marine organisms without getting their hair wet. Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) and San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation (SSLJF) unveiled new marine conservation signage and the Sea...
Happy Endangered Species Day

Happy Endangered Species Day

BREEF is celebrating ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY by caring for our endangered corals, Acropora cervicornis, Staghorn Coral.   We are so grateful for all of the benefits we reap from our precious coral reefs: food, tourism, medicines and coastal protection from storm...

Islands In The Stream Thank You

Thank you so much to everyone who came together in the spirit of ensuring sustainable marine conservation for The Bahamas – guests, donors, volunteers and committee members together we made Islands in the Stream BREEF Celebration 2017 a success!! comments...
Crawfish Season is CLOSED!

Crawfish Season is CLOSED!

Crawfish season is now CLOSED! The closed season runs from April 1 – July 31. During this season, crawfish are busy reproducing and bringing more crawfish into the world. Give them some time to make their babies so there are more of them for our babies. Show...
Coral Reef Sculpture Garden Update

Coral Reef Sculpture Garden Update

BREEF had a FINTASTIC time on our last biodiversity survey. BESS intern Jesse identified 29 species of fish! We are glad to see more species return after the disruption of Hurricane Matthew. It's always exciting to see new additions to the Reef Balls and sculptures...
CHOOSE TO RE-USE: THOUSANDS OF PLASTIC BAGS COLLECTED BY STUDENTS

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 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?

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...