British Indian Ocean Territory

 

JNCC works collaboratively with the British IndianTerritory, primarily through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

 

View of the British Indian Ocean Territory

 

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 the British Indian Ocean Territory and all the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

 

Find out the latest news on environment in the British Indian Territory from  the website of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 



 

 

Funded participation in International conferences/workshops

 

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

 

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 British Indian Ocean Territory.

Environmental Education resources on Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

2010 JNCC's submission to FCO consultation on establishing an MPA in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

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 British Indian Ocean Territory edited by Dr Vin Fleming and Deborah Procter JNCC.

 

 

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.

 

 

JNCC submitted a response to the 2010 FCO consultation on establishing a Marine Protected Area in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

 

 

 

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