Turnpage

Please visit our sponsors

RSS Feed
 

Current News & Press

 

Advertisement

The Bahamas Investor

News & Press Archives

 
The Bahamas Investor on facebookFollow The Bahamas Investor on TwitterSubscribe to RSS feeds from The Bahamas Investor
HOME > 
News & Press > 
Bahamas hosts international botanists symposium

Leading botanists gathered in The Bahamas this week to attend an international symposium on the country's diverse flora. Pictured: Eric Carey (left side), executive director of the Bahamas National Trust speaking at the event; and Minister of Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett at the opening address. (©Dupuch Photo/Catherine Morris) 

Source:
Date:
Updated:
TheBahamasInvestor.com
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Eric Carey and Kenred DorsettLeading botanists gathered in The Bahamas this week to attend an international symposium on the country’s diverse flora.

The symposium, themed “Celebrating 30 Years of the Flora of The Bahamas: Conservation and Science Challenges,” was held at the Harry C Moore Library at The College of The Bahamas (COB).

Minister of Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett gave the opening address and spoke of the need to protect the biodiversity of the islands.

“Biologists have been voicing their concerns about the disappearance of plants and animals across the globe for many years now. Preserving species will provide a greater cushion against environmental assaults.”


He said that part of the government’s mandate was to examine using plants as biofuels and the various ways plants can be used, aside from agricultural purposes.

“Designer plants have been used to make plastics, new healthy sugars and anti-cancer drugs,” he said.

Also speaking at the event was executive director of the Bahamas National Trust Eric Carey who said that he was working with the Minister on a number of new initatives, including establishing botanical preserves on each of the Bahamian islands and creating science internships in collaboration with COB.

The two-day event took place at the start of the week and was organized by BNT, COB, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Florida International University.

It included lectures, a field trip to the Primeval Forest National Park and question and answer sessions with speakers.

cmorris@dupuch.com

Seasoned real estate agent Dana Pinder joins Mario Carey Realty ahead of a predicted spur in activity in the luxury property market due to new offerings locally, including Baha Mar.

As Superstorm Sandy gradually loses ferocity over the US northeast and Canada, The Bahamas is left to assess the damage in the hurricane's wake. See our coverage timeline with links after the jump.

The Bahamas Investor
Administrative Links
  


  © 2017 ETIENNE DUPUCH JR PUBLICATIONS LTD