Flamingo in the Bahamas. Image credit: alexmerwin13.
Employment/Volunteering

Vacancy: Bahamian resort seeks Chief Flamingo Officer

Baha Mar Resort is looking for a new kind of CFO, a Chief Flamingo Officer: Baha Mar is conducting a local and global search to find the Chief Flamingo Officer, inviting candidates with a passion for wildlife, conservation, hospitality and the tropical environment of the Caribbean to apply. In this …

Piping plover. Image credit: Billtacular
Biodiversity

Canadian conservationists call for more protection of the piping plover in its Caribbean wintering grounds

Cross-border conservation cooperation is essential for the preservation of migratory species like the piping plover, which spends summers in North America and winters in the Caribbean. Canada’s CBC News reports that Canadian conservationists want more protection of the plover in its winter habitats: It’s a mystery with enormous consequences for …

Youth advocates from the Bahamas Plastic Movement. Image via the Bahamas Plastic Movement.
Solid waste

As a result of youth advocacy, The Bahamas will ban plastic bags

As a result of youth advocacy by members of the Bahamas Plastic Movement, the Minister of Environment has promised to ban plastic bags: The Hon. Romauld Ferreira, The Bahamas’ Minister of Environment and Housing, recently announced a plan to ban plastic bags in The Bahamas. The announcement came after a youth …

International Atomic Energy Agency
Hazardous Substances and Waste

International Atomic Energy Agency building Caribbean capacity to manage radioactive sources

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in partnership with the US Department of Energy, has been providing guidance and support to six Caribbean countries to enable them to better manage radiation sources: Through an ongoing regional technical cooperation project, and in partnership with the United States Department of Energy (US …

Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars Programme. Image credit: breef.org
Opportunity

Learning/internship opportunity: Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars Programme

Are you, or do you know, a Bahamian between the ages of 15 and 18 who’s interested in learning more about the environment, conservation and sustainable systems? If yes, check out the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS) Programme: What does the programme entail? A 100-day semester at the Island School …