Bahamas Travel

How to Save the World by Traveling to the Bahamas
Or, how to make one small — but important and fun — contribution toward the grand end goal.

If you like to help make the world a better place whenever you can, if you care about wildlife and the environment, if you understand that no step toward a better world is too small, and if you believe in “putting your money where your mouth is” and “voting with your dollars,” you can make your next vacation a win for the good guys. Here’s how.

Have you ever heard of shark finning? Well, suffice to say it’s a horrific practice that has pushed many of the world’s shark species to the brink of extinction in the cruelest manner possible. While too many countries simply ignore this abomination and others dance around the politics of even trying to limit it, the crusading Bahamian government has enacted a hardline, no-nonsense commitment to ban shark fishing altogether.

Shark Diving

Shark Diving

While the Bahamas has been protecting sharks for decades with laws prohibiting some of the worst fishing practices, as of July 2011, sharks have been basking in the completely safe sanctuary that is the island nation’s territorial waters. This is a smart move for the Bahamas, too, given its popularity in the shark diving tourism industry. It’s a pretty great day when doing the right thing benefits the protector as much as the protected.

So, when you’re ready to take your next beach or diving vacation, show your support and appreciation for the Bahamian government’s conscientious policy-making by choosing it as your destination. In fact, let the tourism board know why you chose them — and most importantly, spread the word.

Bahamas Tourism Board
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