The Minister of the Environment, The Honourable Kenred Dorsett, announced yesterday that the Government of the Bahamas had declared 18 new and expanded protected areas in The Bahamas, four of which are in Abaco! These proposals were the culmination of work by so many different organizations and individuals. This is a landmark moment for conservation in The Bahamas and we are so proud to have been a part of making it possible.
Information on Abaco's parks are below. The main purpose of the proposals is to preserve the habitat in order to ensure that both current and future generations of Bahamians and visitors will be able to enjoy these areas as they do now. Fishing within the boundaries of the existing laws is still permitted in these areas. The Bahamas National Trust in partnership with the local groups and communities in Abaco will create the management plans for each area. The management plans will help determine specific guidelines for use.
Thank you for these declarations!