Mother earth deserves more than just one special day a year! Our planet has so much beauty and inspiration to offer and the fight against climate change has never been more critical.
At Bonefish Pond National Park, over 1,200 acres of wetlands are an important marine nursery on the south central coast of New Providence Island.
The mangrove trees along the park provide protection from storm surges to the nearby communities.
Mangroves occur worldwide in the tropics and subtropics. They are shrubs or small trees that grow in coastal waters ways.
The Bahamas National Trust and Local Rotary Club members are working together to plant young mangrove trees to strengthen the barrier that the mangroves provide on the island.
To learn more check out this blog post:
https://blog.rotary.org/2018/04/20/together-we-transform-one-mangrove-at-a-time/#more -8766 #earthday#earthdayeveryday#mangrove#bahamas @rotaryinternational @earthdaynetwork @barryrassin @bnt_bahamas @bntbahamas
Just a few of the many humbling moments I’m lucky enough to have had so far on this vivid planet. Can’t believe we get to call this place home. Happy Earth Day all 🌍🌏🌎 photos: Bahamas, Australia, Iceland, Botswana, Oregon, Kyrgyzstan, Guyana, & Antarctica
Media and Pop Culture Demonizing Sharks
Since the creation of the movie Jaws, sharks have constantly been painted in a negative light by media and popular culture. Despite the fact that there are less than 5 shark related fatalities a year, many people are terrified of sharks (more people are killed from dogs, deer, coconuts, etc). The misleading misconceptions that plague sharks’ reputations are a result of bad press. Even though Jaws was released in 1975; articles, movies and television shows follow in the infamous movie’s footsteps by portraying sharks as mindless man eating machines.
One article that was published by The Sun about a father and son’s encounter with a great white in Massachusetts. The article was titled ‘Monster 14ft great white shark circles father and son trapped in tiny fishing boat.” Highlighted are some of the words and phrases the article utilized in describing the great white shark that happened upon the father and his son. There is a video showing the shark simply being curious, and swimming near their boat once or twice. However the article describes the shark as ‘monster shark’, ’deadly beast’, and ‘killer shark. The article makes it seem like the shark had a murderous agenda to kill them, even though it really had almost no interest in them whatsoever.
Articles like these make it extremely difficult to encourage shark conservation. While conservationists are trying to raise awareness about how crucial sharks are for ocean ecosystems, people with falsified opinions on sharks are making movies like The Shallows and tv shows like Sharknado. Its incredibly important to change the way the world sees predators like the Great White shark, because the way these animals are perceived in the media will determine their fate as an endangered species.
Together we can #savethesharks
Our #vacation ended, as all things must, and it was time to go home. But ours is a happy home, so I did not mind. I do hope to see these islands again someday! From the plane, I got some shots of the #Bahamas . 🇧🇸
Столица Багамских островов - это широко популярный курорт среди американских туристов.🌴🍍
Гуляли по городку в лабиринте улочек.
А вообще большинство исторических построек колониального стиля и напоминают о власти англичан. 💂