Bermuda's Treasure Island
In Bermuda, David Wingate saved one of the rarest seabirds from extinction, the Bermuda Petrel, or Cahow and at the same time restored the habitat of Nonsuch Island to its pre-colonial native state in order to provide a safe haven for Cahow. This the story of how one man can save a species and how habitat can be restored.
Step back in time to pre-colonial Bermuda on Nonsuch Island. This once-barren island was restored by one man, David Wingate, who planted 8,000 native trees and shrubs in order to create a suitable habitat for one of the rarest seabirds in the world, the Bermuda Petrel or Cahow. Nonsuch Island is now a refuge for all of Bermuda's natve flora and fauna.
Bermuda's legendary seabird, the Cahow, was thought to be extinct for over 300 years. It was rediscovered in 1951 on a few rocky islets where miraculusly it survived undetected over the centuries. See the Cahow, filmed for the very first time, return to Nonsuch Island.
This the story of how one man can save a species and how habitat can be restored.
English, 2005, 52 min
Production Company: Castletown Productions
Created and Produced by: Deirdre Brennan
Director: Eamon de Buitlear
Camera: Cian de Buitlear
Sound: Brendan Deasey
Editor: Paul Mullen
Script: Eamon de Buitlear and David Brennan