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Our priceless marine environment

The Royal Gazette, July 5, 2024 – Opinion by Adam Farrell The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme represents an unprecedented opportunity for the island to have a formalised plan in place to govern the sustainable use of its marine resources via […]

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Bermuda charity supports ocean conservation campaign

A Bermudian-based environmental charity has joined Greenpeace in calling for protections for the high seas to be enshrined into law. Kim Smith, the executive director for the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce, called on the public to sign an open letter […]

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BEST On Sargasso & UN High Seas Treaty

The Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise visited Bermuda last month to campaign for ocean sanctuaries and the UN High Seas Treaty. A spokesperson said, “Last month, in May, the Greenpeace International ship, the Arctic Sunrise, was in Bermuda as part of a global […]

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What Is the High Seas Treaty? Here’s Everything to Know & Why It Really Matters

Global Citizen By Khanyi Mlaba March 7, 2023   This historic agreement might be the secret weapon to tackling the climate crisis. “Ladies and gentlemen, the ship has reached the shore,” and with that, UN conference president, Rena Lee announced a […]

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Event to focus on importance of seagrass beds

A conservationist will speak about the importance of seagrass beds at an event later this week. Sarah Manuel, the Government’s senior marine conservation officer, will also discuss green turtles, as part of an eco lunch and learn series. Sponsored by […]

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Minister Roban Attends UN Ocean Conference

“This conference has proven to be an excellent opportunity to showcase what Bermuda has done to develop our Blue Economy and Marine Spatial Plan,” said the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban following his attendance at the UN Ocean Conference […]

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Protection Of Sharks And The Giant Manta Ray

“”Going forward all sharks, except for the Galapagos, gummy and six-gill sharks will be protected under the new legislation,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in the House of Assembly. The Minister said, “Let me first address the burning […]

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Government Issue Advisory For Whale Watching

“March through April is the peak time for spotting humpback whales around Bermuda,” and officials urged the public to follow guidelines, noting that “boaters should not get closer than 100 meters” and the “public is also strongly advised not to […]

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UN: Climate Disruption, Biodiversity, Pollution

“The planet is facing a triple crisis — climate disruption, biodiversity loss and pollution,” the United Nations Secretary-General said, adding that “we need the international community to intensify efforts to protect the ocean.” Speaking at the recent One Ocean Summit, UN […]

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