Bahamas Conservation

Small islands contain some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems and yet they are also among the most world’s most threatened places. In the Bahamas, a country of 700 small islands, the consequences of global environmental issues are seen and felt almost daily. Additionally, myriad national and regional issues put enormous pressure on our natural resources. Although problems seem large there are very real ways private citizens can make a difference. Highbourne Cay encourages YOU to make a difference!

  • Educate yourself about the environment around you and the impact you have on it.
  • Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you are just one person and your actions won’t really matter. Nearly one million people snorkel in the Exumas each year. If every person stepped on coral, for example, there would be untold coral damage!
  • Become a better steward and encourage others to do the same. Your dedication to protecting the environment will become contagious.
  • Embrace the uniqueness of the Exuma Cays and the very special role it plays, especially in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, in replenishing important marine resources.

Summaries of relevant Bahamas conservation laws are found as downloads below. Please always refer to official documentation to ensure the most up-to-date information.