Supporting environmental conservation, education programs and policy to protect a fragile marine environment.
“The Moore Bahamas Foundation has graciously supported Conchservation from its inception, because they understand and appreciate the significance of the Queen Conch to The Bahamas. This year’s renewed support will allow the Bahamas National Trust to continue its campaign through 2016. The Moore Bahamas Foundation responded immediately and effectively to the Conchservation Campaign with a pledge of $150,000 over three years. This support has underpinned the campaign, providing important funding to get the campaign off and running. When we are successful in our efforts to save this iconic species from extinction, The Moore Bahamas Foundation will deserve significant credit for its visionary investment in the Conchservation campaign.” – Eric Carey, BNT Executive Director
The Moore Charitable Foundation and its Bahamas Affiliate, The Moore Bahamas Foundation, support environmental conservation and education programs to protect the fragile marine environment of The Bahamas. The Foundation focuses on safeguarding marine areas from illegal fishing and development, advancing sustainable conch fisheries, protecting the Nassau grouper, and preserving the Clifton Bay area. Specific areas of interest are as follows.
Marine research, Protection and Education
The Foundation partners with organizations that advance local marine conservation efforts around The Bahamas, and education initiatives that provide hands-on opportunities to learn about the Bahamian marine environment.
Preserving the land of Clifton Bay
Focused on protecting Clifton Bay and surrounding marine environments through proactive policy change, legal action, advocacy and education, The Foundation is focused on initiatives that encourage effective land use and habitat restoration efforts to benefit the land, coast, water and local communities.
The Moore Bahamas Foundation supports initiatives that protect key species in Bahamian waters, including the Queen conch and the Nassau grouper; return these stocks to sustainable levels in Bahamian waters; and assist fishery managers with best practice management of sustainable fisheries.
Partners in The Bahamas include: Bahamas National Trust, Research Foundation for State University of New York Stony Brook, The Nature Conservancy Bahamas, Sea Turtle Conservancy, and The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation.