Piping Plovers: The Story of a Bahamian Bird

Get ready for our winter residents. The first ones are arriving – Piping Plovers!

Keep your eyes open for them. Let us know if you see any!

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Joulter Cays: Sustaining Natural Wealth

Come explore one of the most remote and unique places in the Bahamas.

Find out why it’s good for the environment and the economy!

Let us know what you think!

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Save the Bays Investigates Bimini

We have been working with Save the Bays on a new investigation series-here’s the first one on the controversy at Bimini. We’re looking for your feedback on the narration and style. What do you all think? Leave us a comment on the video here or visit our facebook page and let us know. Is it too over the top-or not enough-or just right? Is it fun and interesting, while highlighting key issues?  We want your input as this is the first and more are on the way!

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Beautiful Places: Park Three

Mangroves and tidal creeks are often overlooked when people are considering areas to protect.  Not only do mangroves areas provide habitat for 80% of the food we eat, they are also important cultural fishing and and boating locales.  East Abaco Creeks have a special place in the heart of many, find out why. The third in a three part series about proposed parks in Abaco, Bahamas. Let us know what you think!

Sponsored by Friends of the Environment, The Nature Conservancy and the Waitt Foundation

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Beautiful Places: Park Two

Blue Holes are overlooked ecological wonders of The Bahamas. Although we often forget about them, there is a place in Abaco that is crying out for our attention. Come experience these blue holes and understand why scientists and explorers need help to protect them! The second in a three part series about proposed parks in Abaco, Bahamas. Let us know what you think!

Sponsored by Friends of the Environment, The Nature Conservancy and the Waitt Foundation

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Beautiful Places: Park One

Although Cross Harbour is in the remote south of the island of Abaco, and is crown (public) land, it is under direct threat from foreign real estate development and marina construction. Here are the reasons why locals and scientists want to protect this area and ensure that it remains open and accessible to all residents and visitors. The first in a three part series about proposed parks in Abaco, Bahamas. Let us know what you think!

Sponsored by Friends of the Environment, The Nature Conservancy and the Waitt Foundation.

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Ain’t Got No More Lip

Find out about the status of conch in The Bahamas and get some ideas about to make sure its still around for the next generation. We want to hear what you think, make sure to comment!

This video was produced by Community Conch in support of the National Conchservation Campaign led by the Bahamas National Trust.

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Bottlenose Dolphins of The Bahamas

Take a break, take a dive and spend some time with dolphins of The Bahamas in their world. For more information about marine mammals in The Bahamas visit the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation.  Sponsored by The Lyford Cay Foundation.

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Lobsters Today, Lobsters Tomorrow

It’s been awhile, but Conch Salad TV is back with a look at sustainable crawfishing and the efforts of Friends of the Environment‘s Size Matters campaign to make sure there are crawfish, also know as spiny lobster, around for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. It started in Abaco but is now spreading across The Bahamas.

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Manatees in The Bahamas

Manatees Rita and Georgie made the news spending time in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera and Nassau Harbour.  Find out how Rita and Georgie ended up the Berry Islands and learn more about manatees in The Bahamas. Then let us know if you’ve seen a Bahamas manatee.

For more information visit the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation’s website.

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Saving San Salvador’s Iguanas

The Bahamas is home to several species of iguanas, but some are doing better than others. In an effort to help the San Salvador iguana population, Seacology and CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank teamed up to fund the San Salvador Iguana Conservation Centre. The Centre is located at Gerace Research Center, and overseen by Professor William Hayes of Loma Linda University. Local conservation organization San Salvador’s Living Jewels is involved with education efforts and raising awareness of the importance of habitat conservation to the iguana’s future.  A Loggerhead Productions (production).

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Reggae in the Bahamas?

We don’t expect to find much LIVE reggae in Nassau (not much live music in general these days) but check out Willis and the Illest. They got a blend of styles, and are steadily building their local audience with their weekly shows. What do you think about them? Have you seen them perform live yet? Or heard their newest album? What is the future of Bahamian Reggae? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

This video features interviews with lead singer Willis, vocalist Mandisa and percussionist Felipe. Other videos will look at other members of the band.

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Lighthouses of The Bahamas

Lighthouses of the Bahamas are an iconic symbol of the country’s history. The Bahamas has the only remaining hand cranked light houses in the world.  See them lit by the keepers, learn their stories and let us know if you think they should be saved.

This video features interviews with Dave Gale of the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society, as well as Hope Town Lighthouse Keepers Franklyn Sweeting and Jeffery Forbes Jr. and former lighthouse keeper Caiaphas.

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What’s so Great about Turtles?

A video that answers this important question from the mind of a Bahamian high school student!  Following the 2009 ban of the capture of any turtles, many Bahamians were outraged. But this video strives to show why we should not be outraged, but should in fact be proud. How do you feel about the Turtle Ban? Let us know.

Brought to you by Friends of the Environment, Loggerhead Productions and James Boyce, winner of Abaco’s 2010 Wild & Scenic student film contest.

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Fowl Cay: A Brief History

The story of the little national park that was, but wasn’t and then was.  Confused?  So were we! Watch the video to get the whole story on one of the most creative ways a national park has been created. If you have a story that needs to be told, let us know or Info@ConchSaladTV.com

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