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Grey Seal Currently Being ‘Observed & Cared For’

Grey Seal Currently Being ‘Observed & Cared For’

After being found stranded at Tobacco Bay in St. George’s this morning [March 19], a female grey seal was safely transported to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo where she is “currently being observed and cared for in quarantine.” A Bermuda Zoological Society spokesperson said, “This morning the staff of the Bermuda Aquarium,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Seal Found In The East End

Photos & Video: Seal Found In The East End

[Updated] A seal was found in the east end this morning [March 19], laying in the vicinity of Tobacco Bay Beach. It was found by a member of the public who alerted the authorities, who arrived and removed the seal with the assistance of onlookers, who helped carry the seal up the incline. 17-minute live replay of the seal being removed:The seal was... Read more of this article

‘Strengthen Stewardship Of The Sargasso Sea’

‘Strengthen Stewardship Of The Sargasso Sea’

Earlier today [March 13] the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban delivered welcome remarks at the opening of a workshop hosted by the Sargasso Sea Commission at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences to discuss, ‘Next Steps to Strengthen Stewardship of the Sargasso Sea’.This past Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the initial signing... Read more of this article

Video: Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

Video: Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

At approximately 10.30pm on Saturday night, viewers from around the world watched as the Cahow egg in burrow #832 began to hatch on the nonsuchisland.com CahowCam2. “The first hint that something was going on was a broken egg shell,” said Nonsuch Expeditions Team Leader and CahowCam developer Jean-Pierre Rouja. “Then, around 11.30pm,... Read more of this article

Fifth Anniversary Of Sargasso Sea Declaration

Fifth Anniversary Of Sargasso Sea Declaration

This week, the Sargasso Sea Commission returns to Bermuda to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea, alongside its Signatory governments and collaborating partners. To coincide with this milestone, the Sargasso Sea Commission is hosting a workshop at the Bermuda... Read more of this article

National Geographic Spotlights Bermuda Cahow

National Geographic Spotlights Bermuda Cahow

National Geographic has featured the Bermuda cahow in a recent article spotlighting “animal species that came back from the dead”. The National Geographic story said, “Thought extinct for 330 years, 36 cahows [a kind of petrel] were rediscovered in 1951. Joyfully, after half a century of intensive pest-and-nest management, the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Health Dept Hosting Free Gardening Workshops

Health Dept Hosting Free Gardening Workshops

The Department of Health will be providing free gardening workshops for the public, starting on Thursday, March 14, and continuing every Thursday through to April 18. A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Department of Health will be providing free, six-session gardening workshops for the public, starting on Thursday, 14 March, and continuing every Thursday... Read more of this article

Greenrock Launches Earth Hour Campaign

Greenrock Launches Earth Hour Campaign

Greenrock has confirmed that Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 30th from 8.30pm – 9.30pm on the North Lawn in Dockyard. A spokesperson said, “There are 30 days until Earth Hour which takes place this year on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30 – 9:30pm. Greenrock is pleased to confirm that with the support of the Earth Hour Council,... Read more of this article

Gibbons Supports Environmental Sustainability

Gibbons Supports Environmental Sustainability

Following the successful launch of the ocean-themed Gibbons Company reusable bags last year, they will now be made available for purchase with part proceeds to benefit BUEI and the charity’s environmental and sustainability programmes. The price for the reusable bags will be a $1.00 for small, $1.25 for medium and $1.50 for large. Customers will also... Read more of this article

PwC Announces New Environment Commitment

PwC Announces New Environment Commitment

PwC Bermuda has announced that it has taken proactive steps towards reducing the carbon footprint of its business through a new environment commitment, saying “while driving efficiency to reduce our absolute carbon impact, we commit to offset our air travel emissions and energy consumption by 100%.” Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda leader, said,... Read more of this article

Chief Justice Quashes Minister’s ATV Decision

Chief Justice Quashes Minister’s ATV Decision

[Updated] The decision to allow proposed All Terrain Vehicle [ATV] tours in the West End has been quashed in the Supreme Court today [Feb 21]. In his judgement, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Narinder Hargun said, “I have held that in granting the approval for this ATVs proposal, the Minister assumed that planning permission was not required.... Read more of this article

Over 100 Guests From 37 Nations Expected

Over 100 Guests From 37 Nations Expected

Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Queen Quet, Princess Dana Firas of Jordan, Dame Fiona Reynolds and John Orna-Ornstein are among the speakers for an international conference taking place in Bermuda next month, which will also will feature Bermudians among its speakers and panelists. The Island was chosen as the conference venue for the International... Read more of this article

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Documentary

“Secret Lives Of The Humpbacks” Documentary

The premiere of Andrew Stevenson’s 43-minute documentary The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks is set for tomorrow evening [Feb 20] at Speciality Cinema. The screening of the film, which is the sequel to Mr. Stevenson’s previous award-winning film Where the Whales Sing, will take place at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling... Read more of this article