This award is given by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) to individuals or groups of individuals from an Overseas Territory or Crown Dependency, who have made a valuable contribution to nature conservation in their Territory of Dependency.
This is a first for Bermuda!
Jeremy was given the award for his Cahow Translocation Project, which has made a real difference in the preservation of the endangered Bermuda Cahow. Jeremy started the project in 2004 after recognizing that the greatest threat to this nocturnal ground-nesting bird was erosion and storm damage at their nesting sites. From 2004-2008, the translocated 102 near-fledged chicks from their original nests to artificial burrows on Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve.
Jeremy has dedicated countless hours, working in difficult conditions to hand feed the translocated chicks until they were ready to fledge and is certainly well deserving of this prestigious award.