The UK’s 14 Overseas Territories (OTs) and 3 Crown
Dependencies (CDs) are spread across the globe.
Together - and individually - the 17 make a significant
contribution to global biodiversity and geological
diversity. Many of the species found in the UKOTs
and CDs are endemic and so are found nowhere else in the world.
There are a number of threats to biodiversity in the OTs and
CDs. The key pressures result from development, climate change and
Interdepartmental Overseas Territories Biodiversity Group
Record of meetings here
Recently completed reports
Can be found here
The UK Oversees Territories and Crown Dependencies:
2011 Biodiversity snapshot provides a timely
update to the 1999 publication providing a biodiversity overview of
the biodiversity of the UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown
Full publication is available for download>>>
Visit the individual OT and CD pages for individual chapters >>>
JNCC have an Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies
Programme which gives advice and support to UK, OT and CD
governments on nature conservation. JNCC also provides the
secretariat for the interdepartmental Overseas Territories
Biodiversity Group. Reports for meetings of this group can be
Environmental Mainstreaming/Green Economy projects
JNCC has developed and managed the environmental mainstreaming
process (applied as Green Economy projects in the BVI and Anguilla)
to help the OTs identify their environmental priorities. These
projects are funded by the FCO, Defra and JNCC. More information on
this process, and reports on the Falkland Islands and BVI pilot
projects, can be found here.
Visit the individual OT and CD pages to
find out more about the biodiversity in each OT and CD, and to
see what JNCC is doing to support nature conservation there.