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Protected Species Penalties Toughened

Protected Species Penalties Toughened

New measures approved by Parliament on Friday [Nov.25] stiffen penalties for harming the island’s protected species including the Cahow, Bermuda Skink, Spotted Eagle Ray, Green Turtle, Diamondback Terrapin, Yellowwood, Bermuda Killifish, Bermuda Bedstraw, Bermuda Snowberry and Bermuda Cedar. Amendments to the Protected Species Act will see penalties... Read more of this article

Wingate Recalls Historic Cahow Expedition

Wingate Recalls Historic Cahow Expedition

Bermuda made ornithological history — and front page news around the world — in 1951 when 18 breeding pairs of Cahows were discovered by an expedition led by American biologist Robert Cushman and Bermuda Museum, Aquarium & Zoo curator Louis Mowbray. A Bermudian schoolboy — 15-year-old David Wingate — accompanied the team... Read more of this article

Top UK Bird Watcher Here To See Cahow

Top UK Bird Watcher Here To See Cahow

One of the world’s foremost bird watchers — whose discoveries have helped to spark eco-tourism booms in his native Isles of Scilly and New Zealand — is in Bermuda this week getting a close-up look at the Cahow and other local species. Bob Flood’s summer sightings of rare seabirds on the British islands of Scilly has made it a... Read more of this article

Future Is Bright For ‘Extinct’ Cahow

Future Is Bright For ‘Extinct’ Cahow

Bermuda’s Nonsuch Island is now the chief battleground in the Cahow’s war against extinction — and for the first time in centuries, the critically endangered national bird appears to have gained the upper hand. The re-discovery of Bermuda’s Cahow – a species thought to have been extinct for more than 300 years —... Read more of this article

2010 Commemorative Cahow Coin Issued

2010 Commemorative Cahow Coin Issued

The Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA] released its newest commemorative coin; the Bermuda Petrel (Cahow) Coin 2010. The currency team at the BMA consulted with Dr. David Wingate, who is a wellknown local conservationist and ornithologist, on the image of the bird to be portrayed on the coin. The Bermuda Petrel, better known as the Cahow, is indigenous... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Documentary: “Rare Bird” Preview

Video: Bermuda Documentary: “Rare Bird” Preview

“Rare Bird” is a Bermudian made documentary about a boy who discovered a cahow, a species thought to be extinct for over 300 years. Produced and directed by Bermudian Lucinda Spurling in 2006, the documentary has been shown on the PBS Channel, and at film festivals locally, in North America and as far away as India and New Zealand. Listen... Read more of this article