Implementation of the Convention
Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target
The government has an agreement, which states that it will work towards conserving at least 10% of every major habitat but no definitive target or policy has been established. The Bahamas has committed to conserving 20% of the productive marine habitat through the development of the network of marine protected areas and expansion of national parks... More »
Initiatives in Protected Areas
In 2002, the Government doubled the national park system (25 protected sites now exist). The Bahamas are committed to create a representative and effectively managed network of protected areas by 2010 on land and 2012 in the marine environment that will protect, in total, 10% of the territory.
Initiatives for Article 8(j)
Regarding capacity building for indigenous and local communities, the Third National Report states that public consultations to raise awareness have been held and that the Cultural Commission is developing programmes. The document also indicates that the Government is cataloguing and collaborating with local communities concerning the local and national natural environments that are important to the identification and use of natural resources by local communities... More »