Bahamian non-profit, non-governmental organization

BREEF is an important part of the conservation and education on marine ecosystems in The Bahamas and the world. From providing on-the-ground instruction for Bahamians to be stewards of the environment and advocating for strong policy, to actively restoring reef habitat and representing the region internationally, BREEF has a successful multi-pronged approach to protecting the marine environment.

To fulfill its vision, BREEF focuses on grass-roots programmes in education, outreach, research and policy, which together impact all Bahamian stakeholders, as well as visitors.

Our Vision

A Bahamas where all people appreciate the value of our seas and take action to ensure a healthy marine environment.

Our Mission

BREEF promotes the conservation of the Bahamian marine environment that sustains our way of life.”

Our History

BREEF was founded in 1993 by the late Sir Nicholas Nuttall to address growing concerns on the state of The Bahamas’ marine environment. Almost single handedly, Sir Nicholas turned the organization into a leader in educating Bahamians about our marine resources.