Animals/Pets

Conch may be wiped out in 10-15 years
Conch may be wiped out in 10-15 years

January 11, 2019

THE Bahamas National Trust is gearing up for a major conservation push in the wake of research findings that warn the local conch supply could be wiped out in ten to 15 years...

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BHS president: Dog life expectancy claims 39nonsense39
BHS president: Dog life expectancy claims 39nonsense39

December 31, 2018

BAHAMAS Humane Society President Kim Aranha said claims by a Canadian news site that dogs in the local shelter have a life expectancy of "only two to three years" are "absolute nonsense"...

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Anak Krakatau: How a tsunami could wipe out the last Javan rhinos
Anak Krakatau: How a tsunami could wipe out the last Javan rhinos

December 28, 2018

Conservationists have warned that the entire species of the critically endangered Javan rhino could be wiped out if a tsunami were to strike again...

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Amphibian that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump

December 19, 2018

US presidents tend to receive their fair share of honours, but Donald Trump may want to ignore his latest one...

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Adopt a Flamingo-GIVING TUESDAY

November 22, 2018

Over the last 60 years, The Bahamas National Trust has worked to save the Bahamas' flamingo population from extinction, but there is still more work to do...

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HSGB Celebrates 50 years of caring for four legged friends in Grand Bahama
HSGB Celebrates 50 years of caring for four legged friends in Grand Bahama

October 18, 2018

In 1968 the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) was founded “to protect God’s creatures in times of trouble on Grand Bahama Island...”

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Scrap the Table Scraps
Scrap the Table Scraps

October 09, 2018

Vet says human foods can harm pets...Mouthwatering jerk chicken or spicy curry mutton might be meals fit for a king, but these perennial favorites are detrimental to his loyal companions, Fido and Kitty...

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Shark bite victim says she'll be back to The Bahamas
Shark bite victim says she'll be back to The Bahamas

September 27, 2018

AN American woman bitten by a shark in Abaco on Sunday says she plans to return to The Bahamas in just "a few days" and will go spearfishing again...

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BNT urges caution in opening up Pelagic species to commercial fishing
BNT urges caution in opening up Pelagic species to commercial fishing

September 26, 2018

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) noted the remarks of the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Honourable Michael Pintard, in The Nassau Guardian August 24th when he stated the intent of his Ministry and the Department of Marine Resources...

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US diver bitten by reef shark
US diver bitten by reef shark

September 26, 2018

A MASSACHUSETTS woman, who was airlifted to Florida after a shark attack in Abaco over the weekend, is reportedly recovering in hospital after successful surgery to save her fingers...

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Longline fishing 'must not be allowed'
Longline fishing 'must not be allowed'

September 24, 2018

THE Bahamas National Trust is strongly opposed to the introduction of longline fishing within the country's economic exclusive zone - a destructive practice it warned that could change the Bahamian way of life forever...

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Give your dog a bone? Vet says, "Not so fast" Table scraps pose potential danger to internal organs

September 07, 2018

Its a piece of advice that runs counter to the bone-loving dogs the mass media has for generations depicted cooked bones from table scraps can be harmful causing injuries or even fatalities...

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Me, extinct I don't think so
Me, extinct I don't think so

August 27, 2018

One of the rarest birds in the western hemisphere, the Bahama Nuthatch, has been rediscovered by research teams searching Grand Bahama...

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Case of pit bull dogs death at a standstill

August 21, 2018

THE case involving the death of Whitehead, a pregnant pit bull that died as a result of an illegal caesarian performed by an unlicenced "street vet" in Freeport earlier this year, is at a standstill due to the absence of a complaint and lack of sufficient...

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Stakeholders to Get the Chance to Give Feedback on Marine Protected Areas in The Bahamas

July 31, 2018

Realizing the 2020 Goal to Effectively Manage and Expand Bahamian Marine Protected Areas was the aim of the press conference held at the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

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Aliv reaches out to help blaze victim

July 31, 2018

ALIV, as part of its duty to the community, stepped up to the plate to donate funds as well as necessary items which included clothes to 96-year-old Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock resident Doris Smith.Ms Smith is one of Grand Bahama's oldest inhabitants...

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Newly Appointed Minister Makes First Official Visit to BAMSI North Andros

July 26, 2018

Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Hon. Michael Pintard while on an official visit to the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institutes (BAMSI) North Andros site last week Thursday, told some 200 employees of the Institute that he holds a different notion of what BAMSI should be than what has historically been shared.

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Premature baby penguin recovers after parents broke her egg

July 19, 2018

LONDON (AP) -- London Zoo says a premature baby penguin has been nursed back to health after her parents accidentally stepped on her egg and broke it. The zoo says keepers were astonished to find that the female Humboldt penguin chick, nicknamed Rainbow, was still...

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BREEF and RBDF Partner to Guard Our Marine Heritage

July 17, 2018

BREEF and the RBDF celebrated the ending of an impactful six-day Marine Conservation Workshop today with its closing ceremony at the Coral Harbour Base. Bringing principal remarks was the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Honourable Brent Symonette.

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46 DOMINICANS ACCUSED OF POACHING
46 DOMINICANS ACCUSED OF POACHING

July 16, 2018

LESS than a week after they were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, 46 Dominican fishermen were charged in court on Thursday afternoon for poaching in Bahamian waters.The Dominican nationals all appeared before Magistrate Cara Turnquest...

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