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What We Do At The NPT

The National Parks Trust currently manages 21 National Parks which include 20 terrestrial parks, such as ......Read More

Our Conservation Projects

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Our Mission

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National Parks Trust highlights new Cons…

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National Parks Trust highlights new Conservation Collection

National Parks Trust to showcase new Conservation Collection at Arbour Day Ceremony    This Arbour Day the National Parls Trust of the Virgin Islands will showcase the newly established Conservation Collection...

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Establishment of the conservation plant …

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Establishment of the conservation plant beds at the JR O'Neal Botanic Gardens

Threatened and rare plants exhibited at the Joseph Reynold O'Neal Botanic Gardens The National Parks Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew have partnered in the establishment of a permanent collection...

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New lookout tower at Shark Bay National …

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New lookout tower at Shark Bay National Park

JULY 19, 2012 - A new look out tower was recently installed by the staff of the National Parks Trust duing the months of June and July 2012 at Shark...

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Restoring endangered, endemic or indigenous species is one of the National Parks Trust’s most critical programmes, as habitat loss threatens their survival.

The most successful species reintroduction so far is the Roseate Flamingo, to the salt ponds of Anegada. Flamingos once roamed the islands by the hundreds, but the entire population was hunted and removed over 50 years ago. A captive population of birds were donated by the Bermuda Aquarium Museum & Zoo in 1991 and released in Anegada; these have reproduced in the wild, providing a successful model of species restoration in the region. The Flamingos have settled into their new home very well and live mainly around Flamingo Pond, with occasional migrations to the eastern ponds.

For the best view of the flamingos, visitors should go to the bridge at Nutmeg Point on the south side of Flamingo Pond, which is slightly elevated and affords a panoramic view of the Pond. Binoculars are recommended to view their behavioral displays. Visitors should not attempt to cross the ponds to get closer to the birds, as this disturbs their natural processes.

The National Parks Trust’s second rehabilitation project began in 1997 for the rapidly declining population of endemic Anegada Rock Iguanas (Cyclura pinguis) on Anegada. The major threats facing the iguanas are starvation, habitat loss and hunting by wild cats. To give the juvenile iguanas a chance at survival, a Headstart Facility was constructed with assistance from scientists from the Iguana Specialist Group (ISG) and technical input from a consortium of zoos. In the first year 3 juveniles were captured from high-risk areas in the wild and placed in the Facility, where they are fed daily and measured monthly to assess their progress. The long-term project goals include the release of captive iguanas into the wild, habitat restoration and protected area status.

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