When trees were illegally removed by large machinery to make room for an unapproved coastal development, a bonefish flat in New Providence’s Adelaide area lately suffered severe damage. Fishermen, guides, and locals frequently visited this bonefish straight for recreation because it was one of the few undeveloped organic areas left in New Providence. The smooth offered crucial habitat for a variety of animals that depend on healthy marsh wildlife, including bonefish, nurse sharks, stingray, birds, and others. The effected area, which is close to two tidal rivers, is about 210, 000 square feet in size.
Major worries are raised by the illegal removal of trees in The Bahamas. The Bahamas ‘ recreational bonefishing industry, which brings in more than$ 169 million annually, has identified habitat loss and decay as the biggest danger. Mangroves are essential to the Bahamas sea program because they act as seafood nurseries and offer healthy defense against storm surges. We applaud their response because the Attorney General, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Department of Environmental Planning and Protection, and Forestry Unit’s role highlights the seriousness of the situation.
The public outcry over this incident is a reflection of Bahamians ‘ expressed concern for environmental protection. This new instance of marsh biodiversity loss highlights the significance of conservation and protection of significant marine habitats in The Bahamas, despite the fact that dangerous developments like this one are not new. Mangrove preservation necessitates a team effort between government agencies, regional populations, and economic organizations. BTT joins the people of The Bahamas in opposing unworkable and improper development that has a negative impact on the town’s inshore ecosystems, like what happened in Adelaide.