Levy Preserve Recognized for Ecological Restoration Work

The Levy Preserve is now a member institution of the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA), an international consortium of botanic gardens actively engaged in ecological restoration. Our conservation work in the area of Caribbean Dry Forest Restoration in The Bahamas fulfilled the requirements and we join a growing number of botanic gardens and […]

Vascular Plant Redlisting Workshop in Cuba

Delegates in front of Dendrocerus nudifloris (Cuban endemic and member of the cactus family). The species is listed as Endangered.   Conservationists from across the northern Caribbean region met in Havana in April for a 5-day Redlisting working session focused on species shared between Cuba and neighboring countries. This session followed last November’s Redlisting training […]

Levy Preserve Now an Accredited Botanic Garden!

In April 2019 the Leon Levy Preserve became the first institution in The Bahamas to be designated a BGCI accredited botanic garden. Issued by Botanic Gardens Conservation International this tier of accreditation recognizes institutions for their achievements in plant conservation. Criteria for accreditation included documented collections, public access and education programs, research capacity and a […]

Red Listing Training A Boost for Bahamas Conservation Management

Fourteen Bahamian and eight Caribbean experts converged in Nassau for a week of training on how to assess threatened and endangered species—known as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List training. The workshop, sponsored by the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve,  focused on how Red Listing is done, the components of […]

Bahamas Represented at the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation Conference 2018

Preserve botanist Dr. Ethan Freid presented the Bahamas’ country report to the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference brought together plant conservation scientists, policy makers and practitioners from across the world to consider the future of plant conservation, and in particular to develop ideas for a global plant […]