Funded participation in International
JNCC is able to support the OTs and CDs with
funding to attend international
conferences and workshops.
3rd International Conference on Progress in Marine
Conservation in Europe 2012, 18th-22nd June 2012, at the Ozeaneum
in Stralsund, Germany.
Fiona Gell (Senior Marine Biodiversity Officer for
the Fisheries Directorate, Environment
Department, Isle of Man) attended the conference hosted by
the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für
Naturschutz, BfN) in co-operation with the German Oceanographic
Museum (Deutsches Meeresmuseum).
Download Fiona's conference
report (PDF, 128 kb)
Download the "Developing a Marine Nature
Reserve for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries in
the Isle of Man, British Isles" poster (PDF, 819 kb)
Download "Abstracts (Version: 2012-06-14) from
the 3rd International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation
in Europe" (PDF, 1,414 kb)
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Subsidiary Body
on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) 16.
April 30th - May 5th 2012.
Liz Charter (Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture,
Isle of Man) attended CBD SBSTTA 16 as a representative of the UK
Overseas Territories, at the invitation of Defra to be part of the
Download Liz''s conference report
(PDF, 29 kb)
Other Areas of support and advice
JNCC also provides support and advice to Overseas Territories
and Crown Dependencies in a number of other areas at the request of
the UKOT and CD governments. These areas include economic
valuation, climate change, invasives
species, accessing funding, and multilateral
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'.
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.
Environmental Education resources on Overseas
Territories and Crown Dependencies.
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.
Training and Research Programme Steering Group
The Isle of Man is a member of the Training and Research Programme Steering
Group which drives the direction of the OT training and
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
JNCC is able to support the OTs and CDs with funding to
attend environmental training courses.
- 5 people from the Manx Wildlife Trust were funded to attend an
ArcGIS conservation course from the 2nd-3rd August 2010.
- 2 Seasearch Volunteers from the Isle of Man
were funded to attend a Sea Search Surveyor Course in Plymouth from
the 2nd to the 3rd April 2011.
Investigation of ancient woodland on the Isle of
JNCC contributed to a research project to
investigate ancient woodland on the Isle of Man. The project
was carried out by the Manx Wildlife Trust during the summer
Download the project report
(PDF, 1,910 kb).