Recent NewsNew lemurs arrive at BAMZ
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
TUESDAY, MAY 29: Three new Bermuda residents—a trio of ring-tailed lemurs—are getting used to their home inside the Madagascar Exhibit at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.
St John’s Students “Discover Bermuda”
Friday, May 25, 2012
A group of students from Bermuda College and New York’s St. John’s University has spent most of the past fortnight exploring the Island as part of a course to “Discover Bermuda.”
Company is thanked for helping to house Orana the fossa
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Orana the fossa, a popular creature at the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo (BAMZ), had her enclosure dedicated to a reinsurance company who helped fund her home.
Zoo’s Fossa Exhibit Dedicated To RenaissanceRe
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Bermuda Zoological Society is rewarding a generous capital campaign gift by dedicating part of the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo’s Madagascar Exhibit to donor RenaissanceRe.
XL employees give back
Monday, May 07, 2012
Close to 150 of XL’s Bermuda-based employees chose to spend last Friday working on community projects throughout the Island.
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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."