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.

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  • 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