Established by an Act of Parliament in 1959, the Bahamas National Trust is mandated with the conservation of natural and historic resources of The Bahamas. This responsibility is achieved primarily through on-site protection. The Trust is the only known non- governmental organization in the world with the mandate to manage a country’s entire national park system.
Innovative, award-winning contributions have been made to Bahamian environmental education and curriculum development. Several thousand Bahamian school children participate in BNT educational programs each year. With a reference library described as “the best in the region”, the BNT continues to be a major resource center and clearinghouse for scholars, organizations, government agencies, teachers, and students conducting research on conservation in The Bahamas.
The Trust makes vital contributions to fisheries and wildlife management, environmental protection, historic preservation, coastal zone management, sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, game bird management and tourism development.
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