Royal Gazette: Myles Darrell Speaks out for green Community

Royal Gazette: Myles Darrell Speaks out for green Community

This year’s Bermuda College Roche Science Week speaker has often found himself at the centre of some of Bermuda’s most contentious environmental debates.

As Bermuda National Trust head of natural heritage, Myles Darrell examines 300 to 500 planning applications a year looking for negative impacts on Bermuda’s green space, heritage and biodiversity.

He came to prominence after speaking out against a 2008 proposal to turn Southlands in Warwick into a hotel development.

“I didn’t really realise how that was going to take off,” he told The Royal Gazette. “I got a phone call from someone in the community who asked me to show up at Southlands to make a video. I said I’ve got 15 minutes.”

He came with coffee in hand and started talking about the things that get him excited: the environment, trees and biodiversity.

“We went for a walk in a place that is critically important,” Mr Darrell said.

Southlands was saved from development in an historic land swap with Morgan’s Point in Southampton.

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February 7, 2024 News