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    Stay a while ~ EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS DECEMBER 15

    Posted on December 6, 2018 by in Conference 2019, Venue

    Bermuda is a tiny and isolated archipelago in the north Atlantic Ocean – and there’s so much to do there! It’s always a surprise to visitors how much there is to see and do on just 21 square miles. A number of conference delegates are planning to arrive early and/or stay after the conference and […]

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  • An agenda for all: ICNT Bermuda

    Posted on December 6, 2018 by in Conference 2019, Program, Venue

    The latest version of the conference programme has been circulated to all registrants. Conference sessions will cover the whole of Bermuda, east to west, providing delegates with a rich all-island experience. Day 1 (Wednesday 27 March) we go east to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St George’s, Bermuda’s capital until 1815. Delegates will be […]

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  • Mad about plastic

    Posted on December 6, 2018 by in Conference 2019, Program, Theme

    Single-use plastic items such as straws, bags, and cups have their days numbered in Bermuda (we hope!). Setting out its annual legislative agenda recently, the Bermuda Government has set 2020 as the year Bermuda aims to substantially reduce its single-use plastics usage by introducing a charge with a view to elimination of these items by […]

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  • The world view on cultural heritage – Andrew Potts

    Posted on December 6, 2018 by in Conference 2019, Speakers

    Andrew Potts is to join the knowledgeable and respected ICNT group of speakers. Andrew is coordinator of the ICOMOS Working Group on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage which aims to mobilise the cultural heritage sector in support of climate change action. Andrew, a lawyer, is a partner in the Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice […]

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  • Arms Wide Open – ICNT’s Theme and Objectives

    Posted on November 26, 2018 by in Conference 2019, Program, Theme

    The conference aims to strengthen the global National Trust network in the protection and preservation of heritage through a deeper engagement of its diverse local communities, and to bring member and like-minded organisations together to share information, best practices and inspiration. The theme of the conference is “Arms Wide Open” and the recurring thread throughout […]

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  • Helping the community to care

    Posted on November 12, 2018 by in Conference 2019, Venue

    A major issue for organisations wanting to engage with their communities is education – in all its forms. The Bermuda National Trust (BNT) takes its educational mission seriously, in the knowledge that if people don’t know about or understand what the Trust does then it cannot hope to gain buy-in from the community. In addition, […]

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  • More than 400 years of conservation

    Posted on November 12, 2018 by in Conference 2019, Venue

    Conservation legislation came early to Bermuda – in 1620 to be exact. Approximately a decade earlier, when the island was first inhabited, sea turtles were abundant and a culinary favourite of early settlers. Unfortunately this led to a dramatic decline in the turtle population. The response was what is believed to be the earliest written […]

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  • It will be a Whale of a time

    Posted on October 8, 2018 by in Conference 2019

    An estimated 10,000 humpback whales swim past Bermuda each spring, as they head north for the summer. They are known as “acrobats of the sea” for their breaching, sometimes leaping 50 feet out of the sea and slapping the water with their giant fins. These magnificent mammals are around 50 feet long and can weigh […]

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  • Thank heavens for rainfall!

    Posted on October 8, 2018 by in Conference 2019

    As a group of islands, Bermuda is obviously surrounded by water – salt water, that is. But it lacks inland freshwater sources such as rivers and streams. Water for drinking and washing comes directly from above: rainfall. At the rate of approximately 55 inches of rain spread throughout the year, that works well most of […]

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    Who’s coming to Bermuda for ICNT 2019?

    Posted on October 8, 2018 by in Conference 2019

    So far, representatives from conservation organisations in 26 countries have signed up to attend the Bermuda conference. They are: Aruba, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Fiji, France, Guyana, Indonesia, Malawi, Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, Tanzania, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, […]

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