Recent NewsSeal Named “Northlands”, Set To Leave Island
Monday, March 20, 2023
The seal who was found on Clearwater Beach last month has officially been named Northlands — with Ruby Dill naming the seal after her granddaughter’s school — and Northlands will soon be traveling to the USA with the aim he continue his rehabilitation before being released back into the wild.
Plans Being Made To Send Seal To The USA
Saturday, March 18, 2023
The seal that was found in Bermuda last month — which is only a few weeks old — is “eating six pounds of fish a day, gaining weight, and generally doing well,” and plans are being made to send him to the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, with the same facility that accepted the seal that was found here in 2019, set to assist again.
BZS Trunk Island Cottage Receives Upgrade!
Friday, March 17, 2023
Thanks to the unwavering support of our donors, the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) has recently completed renovations to the cottage on Trunk Island – the BZS Living Classroom, the jewel in the crown of BZS education. The renovations have expanded the footprint of the current island classroom to encompass an expansion of the sheltered porches for outdoor learning while also providing storage areas for teaching tools.
Over 500 People Attend Lionfish Chowder Event
Friday, February 24, 2023
Chiko&T’s Restaurant won both the People’s Choice and Judge’s Awards at the BZS Lionfish Chowder competition, while The Cloud at the Waterfront, Wahoo’s Bistro, the Loren and the Spot Restaurant claimed second and third place honours.
HSBC Announced as Lead Sponsor of BZS Micro Forest Project
Monday, February 20, 2023
With the impacts of climate change being felt more and more each year, the need for reforestation projects has arguably never been more important and urgent. The Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) today announced that HSBC has thrown its weight behind increasing Bermuda’s biodiversity, as Lead Sponsor of the BZS Micro Forest Project – Bermuda's Official Micro Forest Initiative.
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Young people were invited to provide input on how Bermuda can mitigate long-term threats such as climate change as part of a consultation on The Draft Blue Prosperity Plan.
The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme, in partnership with the Bermuda Zoological Society, held a Young Leaders Engagement Session at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo last Friday to consult on environmental issues.
Walter Roban, the Deputy Premier and the Minister of Home Affairs, said: “The public consultation period is a valuable opportunity to connect with Bermuda’s young people and encourage them to find their voices in local policy decisions.
“The Draft Blue Prosperity Plan will shape economic and environmental issues impacting Bermuda’s youth.
“As such, we must take the time to ensure they understand the importance of protecting the island’s waters and how we can mitigate and provide solutions to long-term challenges, such as climate change.”
Environmental organisations including BZS, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute supported the event and submitted nominations for Young Leader Session participants.
Kasey Bell, a participant, said the event had inspired and motivated her to engage in the process.
She said: “I already knew I wanted to be an oceanographer, but this showed me how important the work is, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to discuss these issues with my peers.”
During the event, Department of Environment and Natural Resources representatives presented highlights from the draft plan, while BZS facilitated discussions.
Colin Brown, the BZS president, said: “The BZS is committed to providing the next generation of stewards in Bermuda with unique experiential learning opportunities that help to foster a lifelong interest in conservation and ocean policy through its mission to inspire appreciation and care of island environments.”
The Draft Blue Prosperity Plan is open to public comment until November 12. It has two components – the Blue Economy Strategy, a guideline for growing Bermuda's ocean-related industries and attracting investment, and the Marine Spatial Plan, a framework for implementing sustainable ocean development, protection, and management.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Home Affairs said: “This draft plan uses the best available science and builds from extensive input from the Government of Bermuda, the local scientific community, stakeholder groups, and Bermuda’s public.”
Engagement sessions have taken place in Hamilton, Somerset and St George’s while stakeholder meetings are ongoing.
The Draft Blue Prosperity Plan is available to read at www.BermudaOceanProsperity.org and feedback can be given online at the Government Citizens Forum website https://forum.gov.bm/en/.
“The Blue Prosperity Plan is a way to secure a better future for young Bermudians and it is important to hear what they want for the future of Bermuda’s ocean,” said Weldon Wade, BOPP’s communications co-ordinator.
“The next generation will inherit our decisions and we need to include them in the conversation."