Collaboration is key

 

JNCC’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies programme and the Isle of Man Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) organised a workshop for the Crown Dependencies, Gibraltar and Sovereign Base Area Cyprus.Delegates from the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies workshop. Copyright Wyn Jones/JNCC

 

Hosted by the Isle of Man Government, the event was attended by representatives from Defra, the governments of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and the Isle of Man and Sovereign Base Area Cyprus.  The workshop aimed to open lines of communication between JNCC and these islands, focusing on areas where there was the potential for future collaboration.

 

JNCC Chairman Peter Bridgewater opened the workshop and representatives from each of the islands made presentations, along with Head of Marine Habitats David Connor, Environmental Economics Adviser Emily McKenzie, Head of Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies Wyn Jones, Biodiversity Research Coordinator Richard Ferris and Overseas Territories Officer Tara Pelembe from JNCC.

 

There was positive feedback from participants, and there are a variety of actions to follow up including proposals for annual thematic workshops to focus on single issues in more detail.

 

Tara Pelembe

Overseas Territories Officer

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