BUEI talks about holding “Island SOS” on July 23


The sixth installment of the Bermuda Institute of Underwater Exploration program [BUEI] Island SOS in eight parts [Sustainable Ocean Strategies] The series is scheduled to take place at BUEI on Saturday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m.

A spokesperson said: “The island nation featured this month is Trinidad and Tobago, with a presentation by Lanya Fanovitch, senior ecologist at the Charlotteville Institute for Environmental Research. [ERIC], from Tobago. ERIC is an organization that works for the sustainability of the people and ecosystems of northeast Tobago.

“In her presentation, Lanya will share how the ERIC team works closely with its community and business partners to ensure conservation efforts are at the forefront of their respective practices. ERIC’s mission, “to value and integrate diverse knowledge and experiences to manifest a mutually beneficial relationship between coastal communities and the ecosystems of northeast Tobago”, relates directly to the aims and objectives of this initiative.

“Through this symbiotic relationship with local community partners, ERIC is able to showcase the diverse natural habitats of northeast Tobago and highlight the importance of the natural world through their proposed programs.

“ERIC offers certified scuba training with environmentally conscious divers, snorkeling trails of Tobago’s endangered corals, and eco-friendly expeditions and sea turtle conservation efforts with sea turtles. from the northeast. [NEST]. ERIC also works closely with Charlotteville Children’s Organic Garden and offers unique tours of the flora and fauna of northeast Tobago.

“Tobago, which has a much larger land mass than Bermuda, with tropical rainforests and mountain ranges, has a population of around 1.4 million. The region, with a tropical climate in contrast to Bermuda’s subtropical annual temperatures, boasts of its varied diversity of wildlife which, like Bermuda, needs protection.

“ERIC’s work is in constant alignment with the needs and demands of their community to support and promote sustainability and conservation efforts for their island’s natural ecosystem. The relationship maintained between ERIC and the local Tobago community are an exemplary effort of how other island nations can similarly work with their communities while managing business interests,” says Karla Lacey, CEO of BUEI.

“Each BUEI Talk: ‘Island SOS’ presentation focuses on a different island and topic, covering topics ranging from general beach management planning and zero waste event management to balancing community interests and cultural. The entire series was generously sponsored by Chubb Bermuda.

“BUEI conferences take place in front of a live audience in BUEI’s Tradewinds auditorium, with foreign guests presenting online in real time. Each lecture allows for interactive Q&A between the presenter and the audience. Scheduled monthly from February to September, other islands will be featured including the Bahamas, Isle of Man and Tobago. Tickets for each BUEI Talks: Island SOS presentation are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Email [email protected] or call BUEI’s Ocean Gift Shop at 294-0204 to reserve a spot.

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