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Patraic's birthday sacrifice
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21: A generous youngster chose to donate funds to the aquarium instead of receiving birthday gifts this year.


Coastal walkway dedicated to the Argus Group
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 20: Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) announces that it has dedicated a waterfront section of land at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) to the Argus Group in recognition of the insurance company’s ongoing support.


'Diamondbacks need our help'
Friday, November 16, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 16: “We could lose this endangered species for good if we don’t step in to help them out.”


Coastal Walkway dedicated to Argus by Bermuda Zoological Society
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) today announces that it has dedicated a waterfront section of land at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) to the Argus Group in recognition of the insurance company’s ongoing support.


BZS Dedicate Section Of Land To Argus Group
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] today announces that it has dedicated a waterfront section of land at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] to the Argus Group in recognition of the insurance company’s ongoing support.



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Story of the cahow goes international
Bermuda Sun
Friday, October 05, 2012

Sarah Lagan
Writer/Sub-editor

FRIDAY, OCT. 5: The story of how Bermuda’s cahow was brought back from the brink of extinction will hit bookstores across the world next week.

Rare Birds: The Extraordinary Tale of the Bermuda Petrel and the Man Who Brought It Back from Extinction explores the conservation work of Dr David Wingate.

It looks at the pioneering project the island’s former conservation officer first began in 1959 and traces Dr Wingate’s tireless efforts to save the species from extinction.

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Rare Bird: The Cahow is the subject of a
new book by author Elizabeth Gehrman.

*Photo by Chris Burville

The cahow was almost completely wiped out by early settlers and the cats and rats they brought with them. And for 300 years the Bermuda Petrel was thought to be extinct.

But a handful of the species were rediscovered on tiny islands off the east end of Bermuda in 1951.

That discovery prompted Dr Wingate to launch the conservation bid to save the bird.

The programme, which has been continued by Jeremy Madeiros since 2000, has seen the Cahow population recover from just 18 breeding pairs to 100 pairs in 2012.

The new book has been written by Elizabeth Gehrman, who also freelances for the Boston Globe.

And she will return to the island next week to coincide with the book’s release on October 9.

Ms Gehrman will attend a public book signing, along with Dr Wingate, at the Aquarium on Tuesday between 6pm and 7:30pm.