Mission: To support non-profit organizations working to conserve the environment of the bahamas
Programs: Harrold and wilson ponds national park was established in 2002, in south central new providence island, and encompass a total of 250 acres. More than 100 avian species, including the island's highest concentration of herons, egrets, ibises and cormorants have been identified there, providing confirmation that the area is indispensable habitat for bird life in new providence. A grant of $20,000 from bef supported repairs to a boardwalk network providing public access to this park, and removal of invasive cattails that were encroaching on native vegetation. The bahamas provides some of the most critical wintering habitats for piping plovers. In cooperation with the audubon society, a grant of $5,000 provided support for surveys of piping plover and other shorebird habitat on east grand bahama, acklins & crooked islands, long island, andros middle bight, and the west side of andros.