BREEF official makes list of “50 people who are changing the world”

BREEF official makes list of “50 people who are changing the world”
The Explorer Club introduced its inaugural list of “50 people who are changing the world” on January 28, 2021. (PHOTO: EXPLORERS CLUB)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (BREEF) Executive Director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert was recently recognized as one of The Explorers Club’s “50 people changing the world”.

BREEF Executive Director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert.

The Explorers Club, on its website, describes itself as “an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore”.

It only just recently introduced its Explorer’s Club 50 list, with the 2021 list being the inaugural edition.

The organization’s president, Richard Wiese, said: “Every honoree featured, as well as the hundreds of other nominees, are exploring, inspiring and creating the future — the future of the planet, the future of food security, of paleontology, of biology, what our communities should look like and so much more.

“The EC50 (Explorer Club’s 50) was established to not only reflect the great diversity of exploration, but to give a voice to these trailblazing explorers, scientists and activists doing incredible work.

“I could not be more pleased with the group selected to represent this first class. Over 400 nominations were received from 48 countries. Over 46 countries of work are represented by the winners from 17 countries of residence.”

In a statement, BREEF said it was “proud” of the achievement.

McKinney-Lambert added: “The ocean around us is essential for the social, economic and environmental well-being of The Bahamas. It is one of our greatest treasures and it is up to all of us to protect it.

“At BREEF, we encourage everyone to explore this incredible world and to speak out bravely on its behalf as if our future depends on it, because it does.”