South Abaco Blue Holes Conservation Area Town Meeting, Marsh Harbor, December 14th Click on HERE for Flyer
Radiolocation Cave Mapping Project Check out our newest efforts in cave mapping for conservation using underwater radiolocation devices to support the South Abaco Blue Holes Conservation Area Proposal.
National Efforts The Bahamas Caves Research Foundation has been involved in nation wide blue holes conservation programs since the 1990's. Currently under review is our National Karst Features Protection Proposal, which encompasses 16 karst areas and nearly 100 blue hole entrances throughout the islands of the Bahamas. Though originally submitted in 2001, This suggested list of protection is once again under review by governing bodies of the Bahamian Government, and other Bahamian environmental partners.
The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation/National Museum of the Bahamas has partnered with the Bahamas Caves Research Foundation, Friends of the Environment and the Bahamas National Trust in a large scale conservation proposal of 4 known blue holes containing more than 10.3 miles of underwater passages located on Southern Abaco.These amazing sites are considered the most highly decorated underwater caves in the world, and explorers and scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of the ancient animals that once roamed the islands of the Bahamas, long before man ever set foot here.
The sites are currently the primary focus of a National Geographic/Nova one hour documentary, as well as an upcoming feature article in National Geographic Magazine.The purpose of this proposal is to ensure that these highly sensitive windows into ancient Abaconian history are preserved for future generations of Bahamas as well our visitors.
South Abaco Blue Holes Conservation Area Town Meeting Nassau, January 13th. Click HERE for Flyer
BCRF National Karst Features Protection Proposal Click HERE.