Recent NewsFirst Longtail release of the year
Friday, June 01, 2018
In the early morning of Monday, 28th May, Roma Hayward, Animal Care and Quarantine Officer, released our first rehabilitated longtail of the season.
Plein Air Society paints on Trunk Island
Friday, June 01, 2018
After meeting Dr. Ian Walker at a Bermuda Tourism Authority event, Rhona Emmerson was able to arrange for her group of artists - the Plein Air Society - to take a trip out to Trunk Island for a morning of painting on Sunday, 22nd April.
MSA students hold Toad-ally Terrific event
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Pupils from a convent school are helping Bermuda’s struggling toad population.
Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle’s Rehabilitation
Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released a video highlighting the successful rehabilitation of a sea turtle named ‘Bridget’, with the video also providing tips on how to help if you find an injured turtle.
Endangered predators may lead to erosion of reefs
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Major marine predators including groupers and snappers are endangered, a scientist has warned.
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An island charity was shortlisted for an international award for its use of drone programming.
It used the technology to map out areas where it has helped to plant micro forests as well as mapping Trunk Island, the society’s ‘living classroom’.
A statement on its LinkedIn page said: “Drone Deploy has given the BZS team the ability to virtually document every stage of various projects by capturing Trunk Island and the forest plots from multiple angles, giving them the ability to create 3D models of the entire landscape.”
BZS intern Nicholas Coelho applied for the award under the category of Steward of Sustainability. Despite making the final three in that category, BZS was beaten by Aerial Analytics.
Mr Coelho said that the society used other drones and programmes in conjunction with Drone Deploy to create successive orthomosaic maps, which consist of several aerial photos taken by drones. To ensure a purely top-down perspective, these photos are often geometrically altered.
Mr Coelho added: “We can then take these maps and 3D models [produced by the drones] to the classroom to educate our students on the importance of conserving our natural resources and help foster environmental stewardship at a very young age.
“We can help bridge the gap between technology and environmental stewardship by showing these children the usefulness of drones in our everyday lives.”