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Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park wins conservation award

The Marine Conservation Institute has announced that the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park in The Bahamas has earned a Platinum Global Ocean Refuge Award. 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park wins conservation awardThe Marine Conservation Institute has announced that the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park in The Bahamas has earned a Platinum Global Ocean Refuge Award.

The institute made the announcement during the 2018 Our Ocean Conference being held in Bali, Indonesia, this week.

Joining a prestigious group of ten marine protected areas (MPAs) that comprise the Global Ocean Refuge System means that Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park meets the highest science-based standards for biodiversity protection and best practices for management and enforcement.


Marine Conservation Institute awards Global Ocean Refuge status to MPAs for actively protecting the world’s most valuable and biodiverse ocean habitats, sustaining marine biodiversity and increasing populations of marine life.

The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park joins a growing network of Global Ocean Refuges that will contribute to reaching strong protection for 30 per cent of the ocean’s most critical places by 2030.

The Institute’s objective for the award is to bring special recognition to nations, decision makers and site managers who effectively protect their marine ecosystems and to incentivize better ocean protection worldwide.

The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park serves as an ecological refuge to numerous plant, coral and animal species due to its relatively undisturbed coral reef, mangrove, and seagrass bed ecosystems.

The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is one of 32 National Parks managed by the Bahamas National Trust

In The Bahamas this week the 18th National Public Service Week got under way; the Attorney General’s office released a statement on the activities of the Financial Action Task Force; and Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park earned a Platinum Award for high standards. Listen to a news round-up from BIS here.

Ministry of Finance has announced its First Quarter Budget Performance Report indicating that performance trends are moving in the right direction compared to the same quarter last year. Listen to Bahamas Information Services report from their Daily Radio Recap here.

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