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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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Southlands park delay fears

Amendments to change Southlands into a park are set to be tabled in the upcoming session of Parliament, according to the Government. While environmentalists have welcomed the long-sought change, they said that a lack of maintenance at the property over […]

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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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Southlands: a national resource or a national disgrace?

After saying for years that I must go to Southlands, I finally went. I was pretty excited. I’m not very good, but I like to take pictures and was hopeful that Southlands would provide some interesting material. It did. But […]

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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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Letter to The Premier

RE: SOUTHLANDS Dear  Premier Dunkley, On behalf of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) and the crowds of people who have contributed years of  time and effort into preserving Southlands we would like to remind you that it has been […]

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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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