The Bahamas National Trust

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) was created by an Act of Parliament in 1959 to build the national park system of the Bahamas. BNT fosters initiatives to achieve conservation and sustainable use of the natural and historical resources of the Bahamas. Collaborations range from The Pew Environment Group and the BNT Shark Campaign - which advocated for the amendment of fishing regulations to protect sharks in Bahamian territory and educate the public on the importance of apex predators - to The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) and the Marine Litter Campaign - where 1,400 students and adults were educated on the dangers and effects of marine litter. BNT currently partners with The Moore Charitable Foundation’s regional affiliate, The Moore Bahamas Foundation, and other entities on Conchservation - a national campaign to ensure a sustainable Queen Conch population in the Bahamas. Working to raise awareness among children and adults about the dangers of harvesting juvenile conchs from the water before they have had the opportunities to reproduce, the campaign is being disseminated through Public Service Announcements (PSA) and children’s activities booklet distribution in Wendy’s restaurants throughout the nation. Watch the BNT Conchservation PSA here. Learn more about The Bahamas National Trust here.