Category Archives: Conference 2019

  • 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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  • 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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  • Rooms with a view

    Posted on July 2, 2018 by in Conference 2019

    The conference hotel is the Fairmont Southampton with its commanding hilltop site overlooking the magnificent South Shore, location of some of the finest beaches in the world. The 2019 ICNT agenda will be stimulating, and you may want to unwind by enjoying the hotel’s facilities such as beach, pools, spa, golf and tennis courts. Make […]

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  • What’s so special about Bermuda

    Posted on July 2, 2018 by in Conference 2019

    Obviously every country has its own special characteristics, and we naturally want to share ours with you. Here in a few words, is some basic information (we’ll have more in future newsletters!): It’s an archipelago of hundreds of islands located some 700 miles off the east coast of the USA, and is protected by the […]

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  • Out and about with ICNT 18

    Posted on July 2, 2018 by in Conference 2019

    Conference sessions will cover the whole of Bermuda, east to west, providing delegates with an overview of the island environment. First we’ll head east to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of St George’s, the site of Bermuda’s first settlement and its capital until 1815. The conference will be officially launched at the historic town, where […]

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