The island is to host a major international conservation conference next year, according to the Bermuda National Trust.
The BNT won a bid for the International Conference of National Trusts 2019, which is expected to bring 150 representatives of conservation groups around the world.
The forum, from March 27 to 30, marks the group’s 18th conference. According to a Trust statement issued this afternoon, it was last staged in Bermuda 30 years ago.
It will coincide with the fourth Caribbean Conference of National Trusts, allowing trusts from around the region to discuss issues.
Alana Anderson, the president of the BNT, said the trust was “delighted”.
She added: “It’s particularly meaningful for us as 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the formation of our Trust.
“In addition, it’s a boost for Bermuda — not just the fact that the conference will bring visitors to our island in March, but because it attests to the fact that we are recognised as an island with a strong history of conservation and respect for our environment.