Formerly the BNT Director of Parks and Science, Eric Careys is currently the Executive Director at the Bahamas National Trust and has served on the Wildlife, Ornithology and Game Birds Committees of The Bahamas National Trust.
He has had prior engagement as the Wildlife Conservation Officer with The Bahamas Ministry of Agriculture and Board Member of the Bahamas Public Parks and Beaches Authority. He is also a member of Birds Caribbean, previously serving two 2-year terms as President.
Eric is a member and former Chairman of the National Wetlands Committee of the Bahamas as well as a former Board Member for the Cape Eleuthera Foundation and One Eleuthera Foundation
He has had extensive Training in wildlife conservation and Non Profit management. He is also a co-author of Peer reviewed publications on the Kirtland’s Warbler and Plant Conservation in the Bahamas. Appointed by the US Department of Interior as a member of the Kirtland’s Warbler Recovery Team in 2000.
Eric has received international awards and recognition for conservation including the Partners-In-Flight International Conservation Award in 1999 and the 2005 Wings Across the Americas Research and Management Partnership Award.
Eric is also active in international marine conservation having presented at various conferences throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States, including at the United Nations HQ in NY.
Eric holds an Associates Degree in Biology/Chemistry from the University of the Bahamas and a BSc from the University of the West Indies in Zoology and Botany and is an inductee into the University of the Bahamas’ Alumni Hall of Fame.