What Perry Institute for Marine Science is Doing
Perry Institute for Marine Science has developed a 10-year program aimed at improving the health of coral reefs throughout The Bahamas. Perry Institute for Marine Science along with strategic partners has developed a coral reef strategic plan for The Bahamas. During this process, we identified key conservation targets, identified specific threats to these conservation targets and factors contributing to these threats. Comprehensive strategies to address these threats and factors that contribute to them have also been developed to include components related to research, conservation, restoration, public policy, marine resource management, education and communications. Individual strategies may focus on reducing or eliminating a specific threat, mitigating impacts of the threat, or building resilience of ecosystems to recover from one or more threats. Over the next 9 years, Perry Institute for Marine Science will be executing this long-term strategic plan to protect and restore Bahamian coral reefs along with key marine species.