Advocacy

Bermuda Audubon Society has a long and proud history as an advocate for our island’s environment. Shortly after the society was formed in the 1950s it lobbied for a revision of the Protection of Birds Act, which at that time allowed the killing of hawks and owls.  It also mounted a vigorous campaign against the government policy of garbage disposal in marshes, which was rapidly filling in our biologically rich wetlands.

  • Conservation Advocacy 1We not only advocate strongly for the protection of open space, but have shown our commitment through the acquisition and preservation of over 60 acres of land.
  • We submit objections to Planning against developments that we feel will have a significant negative environmental impact. In recent years the Audubon Society has partnered with other local environmental organisations to fight the development of protected woodland on the Tucker’s Point property under a Special Development Order, and to save the magnificent Southlands property in Warwick as a national park.
  • We have taken the lead in campaigning for a solution to the growing problem of feral cats in Bermuda.
  • We encourage the planting of native and endemic trees and shrubs and the removal of invasive species. 
  • We encourage and advise on bird friendly building practices. Click here for the American Bird Conservancy's Guide to Bird Friendly Building Design.

  • As member of the Sargasso Sea Alliance, we have lobbied for the formation of a marine reserve within Bermuda’s territorial waters.

 

 

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Photos courtesy of Andrew Dobson, Paul Watson, Chris Burville, Ras Mykkal, Jennifer Gray, Rosalind Wingate, Rick Slaughter and others.

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Telephone: (441) 238-8628

Email: info@audubon.bm

Website: www.audubon.bm


The Bermuda Audubon Society
P.O. Box HM 1328
Hamilton HM FX
Bermuda