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While queen conch has been a central part of Bahamian culture, economy, and cuisine for centuries; growing demand from the US has jeopardized local populations of the species. Rachel’s Network Member Martha Davis fell in love with queen conch while doing field work for her master’s degree. Now, through her organization Community Conch, she’s gathering and publishing vital information about this unique animal. With Martha’s help, and the commitment of her partners, volunteers, and local fisherman, the Bahamas can build back its dwindling conch population.Learn more
“As Rachel’s Network members, we are engaged in what we might call environmental acupuncture. From cleaning up a park and supporting a community garden, to writing a check to protect land or limit the use of poisons to grow our food, we’re deploying critical resources for important work.”
– Angel Braestrup, Washington, DC