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Confined Sea Turtles Released in Great Sound

Today [June 27], the Ministry of the Environment returned 38 green turtles collected from the high marine traffic area of the Great Sound back to western waters. A spokesperson said, “A further eight of the smallest green turtles and three […]

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Business hub to replace AC Village

An eco-friendly business hub could become the new tenant at Cross Island after the America’s Cup sets sail. In a report released yesterday, the Cross Island Legacy Committee — established to find a use for the nine-acre parcel of land […]

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BEST: ‘Ethical Dilemmas’ With Turtle Relocation

“The planned temporary relocating of turtles — certainly with the turtles’ interest at heart — from the America’s Cup main racecourse, poses a number of environmental and ethical dilemmas,” BEST said today. It was previously announced that in “anticipation of […]

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BEST’s fear over turtle relocation

The relocation of turtles for the America’s Cup presents a host of ethical dilemmas, according to environmentalist Stuart Hayward. According to the Bermuda Government, temporarily moving turtles from the Great Sound to an ocean enclosure will protect them from marine […]

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Rescue plan could stress out turtles

A plan to relocate sea turtles in advance of the America’s Cup has sparked concerns from environmentalists about the impact on the animals’ health. The plan is intended to protect turtles from the heavy marine traffic anticipated in the Great […]

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Great Sound turtles ‘moving home’ for Cup

Sea turtles are being temporarily relocated from the Great Sound to keep them out of harm’s way during the America’s Cup. They will be homed in a purpose-built ocean enclosure near the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo in an operation […]

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Teams praised for marine protection

An environmental group has hailed the six America’s Cup teams for their efforts protecting Bermuda’s marine habitat. The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said it had been greatly encouraged by participants’ appreciation of the island’s beauty. The praise from chairman Stuart […]

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BEST Applauds AC35 “Sustainability Charter”

“It is encouraging that AC35 participants are consistently showing a deep appreciation of the beauty of Bermuda and her people,” BEST said following the news that the six teams in the America’s Cup signed a Sustainability Charter focused on environmental […]

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BEST Submission to the Cross Island Legacy Committee – Ideas for End-uses

At the top of BEST’s wish list for any virgin tract of land in our densely populated Island would be that 40% of the land area be inviolably zoned as open space in a combination of parkland, nature reserve, waterfront/coastal […]

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