April 22, 2008

“Friends of the Environment” Gets Involved to Protect Bahamas’ Reefs

By Ruben Torres

Friends of the Environment is an NGO located on the beautiful island of Abaco in the Bahamas. They recently contacted Reef Check Headquarters to have their staff and related divers trained in the Reef Check protocol. They saw this as a great opportunity to become actively involved in monitoring and managing their own natural resources, which are ever more threatened by development.  The training was conducted by Dr. Ruben Torres of Reef Check Dominican Republic and nine participants completed the course. The newly trained EcoDivers look forward to getting in the water to complete surveys and help raise awareness about threatened Bahamian reefs.