Anguilla

 

JNCC works collaboratively with Anguilla, primarily through the Anguilla Government Department of Environment.

 

Images of Anguilla

 

Sign up to the JNCC Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies bi-monthly bulletin to keep up to date with the work we are doing in Anguilla and all the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

 

Find out the latest news on environment in Anguilla from the website of the Department of Environment.

 



 

Funded participation in International conferences/workshops

 

JNCC is able to support the OTs and CDs with funding to attend international conferences and workshops.


1st INTERPOL International Fisheries Enforcement Conference Lyon, France, 26 February 2013

Kafi S Gumbs, Deputy Director of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources for Anguilla, and Samuel Webster, Advisor to the Minister of Home Affairs and Infrastructure, attended the 1st INTERPOL International Fisheries Enforcement Conference, 26th to 28th February, in Lyon, France.

Kafi and Samuel's attendance was made possible by JNCC funding and supported by the Government of Anguilla.

Download Kafi's press release (PDF, 97 kb).

Download Kafi's conference report (PDF, 27 kb)

Download Kafi's conference notes (PDF, 88 kb)

 

 

Green Economy: Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Health, Water, Waste, Land, Energy, Climate Change and our Natural Resources workshop 21st - 25th May 2012

Dallen Connor (Anguilla Government) attended the "Green Economy: Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Health, Water, Waste, Land, Energy, Climate Change and our Natural Resources" workshop as part of the part of the Sixth Biennial Caribbean Environmental Forum & Exhibition (CEF-6), held at St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino, between the 21st and 25th May 2012. The Conference was organised by a number of Caribbean environmental organisations and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Dallen's attendance was made possible by JNCC funding and supported by the Government of Anguilla.

Download Dallen's conference report (PDF, 53 kb)

 

Island Invasives: Eradication and Management Conference 8th - 12th February 2010

Rhon Connor (Anguilla Government) attended the "Island Invasives: Eradications and Management" conference hosted by the University of Auckland, held at the Tamaki Campus, Auckland, New Zealand, between the 8th and 12th February 2010.

The conference was facilitated by the Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity (CBB) in partnership with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), and it attracted about 250 participants from various countries around the globe. 

Rhon's attendance was made possible by JNCC funding and supported by the Government of Anguilla.

Download Rhon's conference report (PDF, 27 kb)

 

Download Rhon's presentation "Of Rats and Birds: Creating a Seabird Paradise on Dog" (PDF, 3511 kb)

 

 

Caribbean regional hub

The Caribbean Regional Hub is an online network, managed by the Cayman Islands Department of Environmnent, that JNCC supports which facilitates professional communities with an interest in combating invasive species, climate change and preserving biodiversity in the Caribbean.

The long term objective of the Hub is to bring together ideas, people, projects, experience, expertise, funds and common resources.

 

Other areas of support and advice

 

JNCC also provides support and advice to Overseas Territories in a number of other areas at the request of the UKOT governments. These areas include economic valuation, climate change, invasives species, accessing funding, and multilateral environmental agreements.

 

Blue Turtle Award

 

JNCC runs an annual Blue Turtle Award. People are encouraged to nominate Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies groups or individuals who are 'making a difference'.

 

More information

2011 Geoconservation in the Overseas Territories of the UK by M. Stanley.

The European Commission's OCT Environmental Profiles - these environmental profiles are set in a socio-economic, developmental perspective so that the findings can be used to assist in programming projects in the
framework of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).

Amphibians and Reptiles of the UK OTs, CDs and SBAs: Species inventory and overview of conservation and research priorities by Paul Edgar of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust.

More information on Climate change impacts in the Caribbean OTs.

Environmental Education resources on Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

2009 Implications of climate change for Biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories by J.P. McWilliams.

2007 Environmental Economics in the Overseas Territories.

2006 Non-native species in the Overseas Territories a Review by Karen Varnham.

2005 Review of Ramsar sites in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies by Dr Mike Pienkowski.

1999 snapshot of Biodiversity in the Anguilla edited by Dr Vin Fleming and Deborah Procter JNCC.

 

 

 

 

Training and Research Programme Steering Group

 

Anguilla is a member of the Training and Research Programme Steering Group which drives the direction of the OT Training and Research Programme.

 

Research Priorities 2011

 

JNCC asks the OTs and CDs for information about their top 3 research priorities each year via members of the OT and CD Training and Research Programme Steering Group. These priorities are used to inform a number of funding decisions including the JNCC Research Contributions

 

Training

 

JNCC is  able to support the OTs and CDs with funding to attend environmental training courses.

 

Masters Scholarship

JNCC has also funded a scholarship for 1 person from Anguilla to undertake a  Masters Degree in Environmental Management at the University of Reading from September 2011 to August 2012. This Scholarship is managed by the UK Overseas Territories Association.

 

Lionfish Phd

JNCC has also contributed funding to link UKOTs in the Caribbean into Phd research on the Lionfish being undertaken by the University of Southampton.

 

 

JNCC has contributed to projects in Anguilla including:

 

An Ecological Analysis of the Lionfish Invasion in Anguilla.

 

JNCC has contrbuted to research on an Ecological Analysis of the Lionfish Invasion in Anguilla. The report is available here>>

 

An Ecosystem Assessment of Anguilla's wetlCommon moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) in black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) © Calvin Andre Samuelands

 

 

A revised Wetland Policy for Anguilla is to be approved by Executive Council and presents management strategies for the Conservation of the Wetlands throughout Anguilla. It includes a comprehensive listing and status of all species of plants and animals found throughout each wetland area which will be made available online through the DOE’s Website and shared with Development Control section of the Physical Planning Department.

Download project report (PDF, 103 kb)

Great egret (Casmerodius albus) © Calvin Andre Samuel

 

 

A link to the Anguilla National Wetlands Policy will follow in October.

 


'Greening the Economy’ in Anguilla

The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) was contracted by the JNCC to perform a study to identify short, medium and long term actions necessary to promote and establish a common understanding of what is needed to integrate environmental issues into the planning processes in Anguilla and promote green economic growth.

Download project report (PDF, 1.38 Mb)

 

Future of Reefs for: Anguilla

Anguilla National Consultation Meeting

On Wednesday 27th February the Future of Reefs project (FOR: Anguilla) held their national meeting at the Teachers Resource Centre in the Public Library. The meeting drew over 40 attendants including representatives of various government departments, such as Fisheries, Environment, Environmental Health, as well as representatives from the National Trust, the Anguillan fishing and tourism industries, the ALHS Environmental Club, Youth Environmental Society of Anguilla (YESA) and independent citizens.

The objectives of the meeting were to explore key changes in Anguilla with respect to the environment, society, the economy, the policies and management systems; talk about the relationship between these changes and people’s use of reef resources and services; discuss the formal and informational organizations involved in reef governance and management.

Download report (PDF, 1.97 Mb)

 

Lionfish Response Strategy Workshop - 6 February 2013

Identifying a Lionfish Response Strategy for the UK Overseas Territories of the Wider Caribbean Region

The invasion of lionfish (Pterois miles and Pterois volitans) in the Caribbean ocean has recently been recognized as one of the world’s top marine conservation issues and may well prove to be one of the greatest threats of this century to warm temperate and tropical Atlantic reefs and associated habitats.

The ultimate goal of this workshop was to prioritise short-term actions for a more effective control of lionfish populations in the Wider Caribbean UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) and initiate the mechanism for their implementation.

Download: final report (PDF, 1.56 Mb)

 

Public awareness and lionfish survey

In 2010, for the International Year of Biodiversity, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), has funded a series of invasive species projects across the UK Overseas Territories. This has been coordinated by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Project activities on Anguilla were:
 
Production of News articles, Radio & TV Ads, and carry out public surveys;
  • Creation of Posters and Banners for public display;
  • Design Brochures, and set up a display of live invasive specimens, especially lion fish and other marine species;
  • Conduct a Stakeholders Workshop on Invasive species;
  • Survey for marine invasives Lionfish;  
  • Establish an interactive Invasive Species Website.

 

Download project report 1, project report 2, lionfish response plan, Lionfish public information brochure

 

An ecological assessment of Little Scrub IslandLittle Scrub ground lizard Ameiva Corax © C Andre Samuel, DOE Anguilla

In 2009 JNCC contributed to a research project that focussed on an ecological assessment of little scrub island.

Download final report (PDF, 141 kb) and detailed Litte Scrub Ecosystem Assessment project report (PDF, 5,136 kb).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images copyright Anguilla National Trust and Tara Pelembe.