Bermuda – wildlife and heritage


Bermuda – wildlife and heritage

This mini-documentary explores Bermuda – the oldest of all of the UK Overseas Territories. Located in the North Atlantic, it is home to the oldest continually inhabited English settlement in the New World. It was first sighted by Spanish explorers, but settled by the English in 1609. Bermuda is home to many forts and the World Heritage site of St George’s, the old capital – home to history and traditions. In this film, we see the “dunking of the nagging wench” – a tradition dating back to the 18th century.Bermuda is the most urbanised of all of the UK Overseas Territories, however offshore islands are a haven for wildlife, including many unique plants and animals. On the remote offshore islands, a unique petrel was rediscovered after centuries of presumed extinction, and the species has been intensively conserved ever since. In this video, we follow this incredible conservation success story.

Britain’s Treasure Islands mini-documentaries

A series of short documentaries designed for on-line release exploring the wildlife, cultures and history of the UK Overseas Territories.

This film is one of forty mini-documentaries made from the footage not used in the broadcast series.

Visit to view all 40 mini-documentaries free of charge.

Please note: although complementary to the BBC FOUR series, the 40 short mini-documentaries are not commissioned or editorially overseen by BBC.

To discovery the wildlife, history and cultures of all of the UK Overseas Territories, please visit

Britain's Treasure Islands, Simon Vacher's camerawork

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