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The second most populous island in The Bahamas, Grand Bahama’s natural environment is a treasure. The mangroves, tidal creeks, forests and flats of East Grand Bahama, in particular, contribute to this uniqueness. These natural habitats are havens to many kinds of fish, marine mammals, birds and other endangered wildlife. The health of these ecosystems is essential to the social, economic and environmental survival of Grand Bahama and the Bahamian archipelago.

Google Earth map of Grand Bahama
Google Earth map of Grand Bahama

Still recovering from destructive Hurricane Dorian in September 2019, East Grand Bahama is also prone to threats like storm surges, flooding, and salt water filtering into water resources, soil, and pine forests. Weak policy and regulations have hampered efforts to reduce these negative impacts, protect watersheds, and conserve endangered species. Therefore, reducing threats, while improving systems and regulations, making the area more climate resilient, and supporting sustainable livelihoods is critical.

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There is a role for you to play as well. Connect with us to find out more about how you can help and benefit from the transformation that lies ahead by sending us an email.

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Draft legislation, national policies and publications relating to the environment. Click the link below to learn more.