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The Bahamas National Trust

Published on June 4, 2019 by don amesbury

Ilya Tolstoy was the grandson of the famous Russian playwright. Ilya was a naturalist and he visited and fell in love with the islands of The Bahamas back in the 1950s.

He became very concerned that irreparable damage could be done to the ecology and natural beauty of the islands by  developers.  So Ilya got together a group of conservationists including The Audoban Society, the US parks service, and Miami University. The group produced a report which was presented to The Bahamian Government.

The year was 1959 and after much debate the government decided to establish the first Land and Sea Park in the World.

The responsibility for managing this unique undertaking  was put in the hands of The Bahamas National Trust and the area was named The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.

This is the 60th year that the Bahamas National Trust has managed this, and other younger parks, including The Moriah Harbour Cay National Park which we see daily and visit often from our home in Hartswell to appreciate the natural unspoiled beauty of this pristine setting.

Moriah Harbour Cay National Park

Moriah Harbour Cay National Park

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