[Coral-List] Bahama MPA? (Andrew Lewin)
stallinc at onid.orst.edu
Mon Jul 31 16:25:16 EDT 2006
It is also important to keep in mind that enforcement is light to nonexistent in
these parks. There are several officers at the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park,
but the other parks appear to be operating more on the honor system. I have
seen poachers taking conch from volunteer parks, even after being asked not to.
consider that Quoting claire hudson <clairelhudson at yahoo.com>:
> Hi Andrew,
> There are over 25 national parks in the Bahamas and more than 700,000 acres
> of land are protected. However, the protection of the marine environment is
> under represented. The largest national park is the Exuma Cays Land and Sea
> Park which encompasses 176 square miles of land and sea. The waters of the
> Exuma Cays has been a no take zone sine 1986.
> A good place to start looking for more information is the Bahamas National
> Trust: http://www.thebahamasnationaltrust.org/
> The Living Jewels Foundation is trying to raise awareness of the benefits a
> MPA in the Bahamas would bring. The foundation is in negotiations with the
> government to establish a marine park on the island of San Salvador. Their
> website is: http://www.savesansalvador.com/
> Hope this helps.
> Claire Hudson
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