MCF Medium: Help Protect Bahamian Waters

The Moore Bahamas Foundation, the Bahamas affiliate of The Moore Charitable Foundation, is a strong supporter of the Our Islands, Our Future coalition to stop offshore oil drilling in The Bahamas.

At the moment, a drillship is waiting in the Canary Islands, ready to be deployed as soon as December 15 to commence drilling off the coast of the Bahamas in one of the last wild places in the Caribbean.

The first drilling target by the Bahamas Petroleum Company threatens some of the most important ocean wilderness in the Caribbean — off western Andros Island, just outside the ecologically important Cay Sal Marine Managed Area and the Andros West Side National Park. This area is a marine mammal hot spot filled with dolphins and other marine life, and it borders the important commercial fishing grounds of the Great Bahama Bank and the world-famous bonefishing flats of Andros.

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