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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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  • Cultural royalty joins speaker line-up

    Posted on October 8, 2018 by in Speakers

    Marquetta Goodwine became Queen Quet after being elected Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. A native of St Helena Island, South Carolina, she is an author, preservationist, computer science, lecturer and performance artist. In 2008, she recorded the story of the Gullah/Geechee at UNESCO headquarters in Paris for the UN archives. Her activism began with securing […]

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  • Gail Lord

    Posted on August 20, 2018 by in Speakers

    Gail Lord is president and co-founder of Lord Cultural Resources, formed in 1981 to address a need for planning services in the museum, cultural and heritage sector. The company has completed more than 2,200 projects in over 57 countries on six continents. Dedicated to “the creation of cultural capital worldwide, the value created as a […]

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  • Gus Casely-Hayford

    Posted on August 20, 2018 by in Speakers

    Internationally respected British curator, historian and filmmaker Gus Casely-Hayford took up the prestigious position of Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington DC in February, 2018. In June he was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. One of the world’s foremost authorities on African art, Dr Casely-Hayford is […]

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  • Meet your hosts

    Posted on August 8, 2018 by in Conference 2019

    Fate seems to have led two Bermuda National Trust leaders to their current positions. Alana Anderson, Chair of the BNT Council, and Bill Zuill, BNT Executive Director were born into Bermudian families who had been here for centuries. Conversations around their respective family dinner tables may have subconsciously guided them towards BNT involvement. Alana’s father, […]

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  • Seven reasons to come to ICNT

    Posted on July 8, 2018 by in Conference 2019

    What is ICNT? An unmissable event that INTO members are proud to attend and take part in, and which showcases to the world what is unique and special about the National Trust approach whilst providing excellent learning opportunities for our member organisations. 1. A chance to shape the debate – Be a part of vibrant, […]

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