Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF)

Promoting sustainable environmental relationships

History and Purpose: 

BREEF was founded in 1993 by the late Sir Nicholas Nuttall to address growing concerns on the state of The Bahamas’ marine environment.  Almost single handedly, Sir Nicholas turned the organization into a leader in educating Bahamians about their marine resources. As the organization began to take a more active role as watchdogs, advocates for political change, and public educators, it transitioned from being a voluntary entity to a more formalized non-government organization.  In 2002, BREEF hired its first Executive Director, and established its first Board of Directors. Since then, BREEF has played an active role in encouraging marine environmental stewardship in The Bahamas.



  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Government Partnerships
  • Civil Society Partnerships
  • School Programs
  • Teacher Training Courses
  • Eco-Certification Programs
Recent Accomplishments: 

Learn about BREEF's recent accomplishments on their website.

Current Staff and Volunteers: 
  • Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, Executive Director
  • Charlene Carey, Projects & Office Manager
  • Marcia Musgrove, Outreach Manager
  • Falon Cartwright, Research & Education Coordinator
Governing Board and Membership: 
  • Eugenie, Lady Nuttall (co-chair)
  • Craig Symonette (co-chair)
  • Colin Callender
  • Stuart Cove
  • Charlie Dana
  • Bobbie Hallig
  • Sonya Wisdom

Latest News

CTI Trainee Profile: Meet Deangelo Pratt

Twenty-eight year old Waterford, Eleuthera resident, Deangelo Pratt is no ordinary trainee. He hasn’t had the greatest start in life but was eager, yet humbled to tell us just how much his life changed since enrolling in the programs at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) just over one year ago.

CTI Trainee Profile: Meet Cercelia Thompson

 You have to hear about CTI trainee, Cercelia Thompson! The 31-year-old is a resident of Deep Creek, Eleuthera and says that coming to CTI gave her a second chance at life after being unemployed for four years! 

Hotel CTI Passes Inspection

We are pleased to officially announce that our training hotel at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI), has successfully passed hotel inspection and is now open for guest stay!

A Shared Vision

The Shared Vision for South Eleuthera, which was first commissioned by Friends of Lighthouse Point to develop a sustainable plan for Lighthouse Point and other special heritage and conservation sites on Eleuthera, inspired the formation of One Eleuthera.

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