Students Reviving Mangrove Wetlands, Bahamas

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Mangrove seedlings. Photo source: ©© Northways

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Students participated in a pilot programme called the Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (BAM), a project about mangrove education and restoration.

“A lot of times when you’re trying to promote conservation, it has to start with the youth,” “They’re our future generation that’s going to protect our resources, and help conserve them for the best…”

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