The Bahamas

Underwater view of healthy corals in Exuma Cays, The Bahamas.
The Bahamas A gray angelfish swims through healthy coral reefs in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. © Jeff Yonover

The Bahamas consists of more than 700 islands and cays scattered across 100,000 square miles of clear turquoise waters.

Its ocean and beaches are not only stunning but also sustain all local economies. The spiny lobster fishery alone generates $70 million annually. It is more important than ever to safeguard against escalating threats like overfishing and climate change. The Nature Conservancy has been working for over a decade in this unique archipelago to create lasting conservation outcomes for its precious marine resources.

Our Key Objectives

We envision a resilient Bahamas where both nature and people can thrive, we aim to make that a reality by focusing on four key areas

  • Sustainable Fisheries

    Promote sustainable fisheries practices in collaboration with local communities and government, to support sustainable livelihoods and healthy marine ecosystems Explore More

  • Coral Conservation

    Restore degraded coral reefs and protect climate-resilient corals, to support sustainable livelihoods and healthy marine ecosystems Explore More

  • Climate Adaptation

    Promote healthy ecosystems and reduce risk to vulnerable communities by mainstreaming Nature-based Solutions into national policies and practices Explore More

  • Marine Protected Areas

    Support the effective management of a climate-resilient Bahamian marine protected areas (MPA) network, to support sustainable livelihoods and healthy marine ecosystems. Explore More

Water-level view of a short mangrove growing out of a wide body of water.
Mangrove in the Bahamas Sunset over a saltwater tidal creek and mangrove forest on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. © Erik Kruthoff/TNC Photo Contest 2016