Funded participation in International
JNCC is able to support the OTs and CDs with funding to attend
international conferences and workshops.
Caribbean regional hub
The Caribbean Regional Hub is an
online network 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, invasive 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 British Virgin Islands edited by Dr Vin
Fleming and Deborah Procter JNCC.
Greening the Economy towards sustainable development for the
Report of the workshop held at the
Treasure Isle Hotel, Road Town, Tortola, on 22nd and 23rd February
2012. This was prepared by the Caribbean Natural Resources
The goal of the workshop was to provide a wider grouping of
stakeholders with a forum to
consider recommendations to implement environmental mainstreaming
in the BVI. The
objectives of the workshop were to:
- Share experiences and lessons learned on environmental
- Identify gaps and barriers to the implementation of
environmental mainstreaming; and to
- Identify short, medium and long term key actions for
Press coverage of the conference held between Febraury
22nd to 24th, at Treasure Island Hotel on the British
Virgin Islands. Sponsored by FCO and JNCC, the conference
discussed better understanding of the economic value of BVI's
natural environment and to encourage more strategic decision
Virgin Islands News Online:
Businesses seen as key element for Greening Economy
Virgin Islands Platinum News:
Pickering Issues Challenge To Local Businesses
Also the FCO blog of BVI Governor Boyd McCleary -
Protecting the golden goose: sustainable development for the
Lion fish control Project
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 the British
Virgin Islands were
- Training of key personnel at a training facility on the
biology, behaviour, capture and mitigation techniques for
- Travel and subsistence costs for training. Effective training
in capture techniques at a location where lionfish are
- Purchase of capture equipment stock (nets, gloves, bags,
weights, markers, etc)
- Introduction workshop. Educational 1 day workshops for
Government, media houses, local fisherman, dive operators, charter
companies and general public on lionfish (ecology, mitigation
- Public awareness. Information brochures, signage, public
service announcements about lionfish