Funded participation in International
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,
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
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
Rhon's attendance was made possible by JNCC funding and
supported by the Government of Anguilla.
Download Rhon's conference
report (PDF, 27 kb)
Rats and Birds: Creating a Seabird Paradise on Dog" (PDF, 3511
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
The long term objective of the Hub is to bring together ideas,
people, projects, experience, expertise, funds and common
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'.
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).
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
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
JNCC has contributed to projects in Anguilla including:
An Ecological Analysis of the Lionfish Invasion in
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 wetlands
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
report (PDF, 103 kb)
A link to the Anguilla National Wetlands Policy will follow in
'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
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
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
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.
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
Production of News articles, Radio & TV Ads, and carry out
- 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.
report 1, project
report 2, lionfish
response plan, Lionfish
public information brochure
An ecological assessment of Little Scrub Island
In 2009 JNCC contributed to a research project
that focussed on an ecological assessment of little scrub
report (PDF, 141 kb) and detailed Litte
Scrub Ecosystem Assessment project report (PDF, 5,136 kb).