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UNESCO announces first phase of ‘Man and Biosphere’ project for Cat Island

NASSAU, The Bahamas – A Biosphere Reserve is underway in Cat Island. The Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO announced plans for the joint project with Young Marine Explorers (YME) through a $26,000 award from UNESCO, Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training. The Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO Secretary General Deidre Bevans said: “Our vision is that the entirety of Cat Island will become a Biosphere Reserve that will serve as a national model for sustainable development and inspire national action for developing climate-resilient islands throughout the country.” Nikita Shiel-Rolle, founder and CEO of YME,  said the nation is celebrating its “first step, making our mark in history and establishing the first ‘Man and Biosphere R...