ABACO’S NATIONAL PARKS
SOUTH ABACO BLUE HOLES CONSERVATION AREA
To see the full final proposal for this important conservation in initiative by the BNT, click the link below. You will find a wealth of information and some wonderdul photographs.
EAST ABACO CREEKS PROPOSALS
A video from the reliably excellent Conch Salad TV team demonstrating the importance of preserve the pristine areas of Abaco for the benefit of everyone and for the future.
FRIENDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT is a partner in conservation and education with THE BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST, an organization mandated by The Bahamas Government to manage our national parks. Presently there are six National Parks in Abaco
Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park
Established: 1972 Size: 2,100 Acres
Located 8 miles north of Cherokee Sound, Great Abaco, this 2,100 acre land and sea area is a sister park to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. It contains beautiful undersea caves, extensive coral reefs and abounds with terrestrial plant and animal life.
Fowl Cays National Park
Established: 2009 Size: 1,920 Acres
The new Fowl Cays National Park is a 1,920-acre reserve that is conveniently reached from most central Abaco Cays and settlements. The park has steadily become attractive to scuba divers and is an extremely popular area for local boating and snorkeling. The reefs and three 25′ to 40′ dive spots in untouched water are renowned.
Established: 1994 Size: 20, 500 Acres
Established on May 9, 1994, the Abaco National Park comprises 20,500 Acres in Southern Abaco. Included in this area is 5,000 Acres of pine forest, the major habitat of the Bahama Parrot.
Walker’s Cay National Park
Established: 2002 Size: 3,840 Acres
Accessible to cruisers in North Abaco, or by flying into Grand Cay, this national park was established to protect the barrier reef system off of Walker’s Cay. Fortunately still inhabited by many marine predators, this reef is an ideal spot for diving.
Black Sound Cay National Reserve
Established: 1988 Size: 2 Acres
This small park is located in Black Sound on Green Turtle Cay. Just a short bike or golf cart ride outside of New Plymouth will take you to this cay which is made up of coppice and mangrove habitat. This cay is an ideal home for local waterfowl and provides shelter to migratory birds that winter in Abaco.
Tilloo Cay Reserve
Established: 1990 Size; 11 Acres
Located in the middle of Tilloo Cay, this land was donated by private citizens to protect important sea bird nesting habitat. The reserve also includes a large section of native coastal vegetation which supports other birds and native wildlife.