CISSIP Bahamas

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Information about CISSIP Bahamas

Published on January 15, 2008

Author: Penelope


BAHAMAS REPORT :  BAHAMAS REPORT Project Planning Meeting Regarding Caribbean Invasive Species Surveillance and Information Program (CISSIP); Port of Spain, Trinidad; 25th April 2006 The Bahama Islands:  Archipelago covering 100,000 square miles 29 islands, 661 cays and 2387 rocks 5,382 square miles of land area 30 inhabited islands and cays 29 ports of entry manned by Customs Total Population 305,000 (2000 prelim.) 5 Million visitors spending 1.8 billion dollars – 2004 The Bahama Islands INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS:  INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Plants and Animals (CITES) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (RAMSAR) Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste and Their Disposal. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) The Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (Vienna Convention) United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Legislation:  Legislation Wildlife Conservation and Trade Act Wild Animals Protection Act Wild Birds Protection Act Animal Contagious Diseases Act Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and Conservation) Act Marine Mammal Protection Act Plant Protection Act Bahamas National Trust Act Humpbacked Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae):  Humpbacked Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea):  Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis):  Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) Snowy Egret:  Snowy Egret Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus jamaicensis parvipes):  Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat (Artibeus jamaicensis parvipes) Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris):  Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) White-crowned Pigeon (Columba leucocephala):  White-crowned Pigeon (Columba leucocephala) Invasive Alien Species Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis):  Invasive Alien Species Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis) Invasive Alien Species (Varroa Mites on bees):  Invasive Alien Species (Varroa Mites on bees) Invasive Alien Species (Pink Mealybug):  Invasive Alien Species (Pink Mealybug) Invasive Alien Species (Corn Snake):  Invasive Alien Species (Corn Snake) Invasive Alien Species – Raccoon (Procyon lotor):  Invasive Alien Species – Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Thanks:  Thanks

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