UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies
The UK’s Overseas Territories (OTs) and Crown
Dependencies (CDs) are spread across the globe. The 14 Overseas
The Overseas Territories are:
Anguilla, British Antarctic Territory, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St.
Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island
and Tristan da Cunha),Turk and Caicos Islands,
Island, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, and the Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus
The three Crown Dependencies are: Jersey,
Guernsey and Isle of Man.
Together - and individually - the 17 make a
significant contribution to global biodiversity and geological
diversity. Many of these species are endemic and so are
found nowhere else in the world.
There are a number of threats to biodiversity
in the OTs and CDs. The key pressures result from development,
climate change and non-native species.
JNCC has adopted a high-level strategic objective to provide
advice and support to UK Government departments, the governments of
the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and others on the
implementation of Environment Charters, Multilateral Environmental
Agreements and the UK Government strategy on the conservation and
sustainable use of biodiversity in the OTs.
An Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies
developing key areas of work:
We work closely with a wide range of
stakeholders and partners and are guided by priorities identified
by the OTs and CDs. JNCC is keen to learn
from and promote the successes of OT and CD governments and others
in the area of biodiversity protection. To promote good practice
JNCC has created an annual Blue Turtle Award. Its inaugral
winner, Fred Burton MBE, is the director of the Cayman Islands’
Blue Iguana Recovery Programme.
There are regular news updates about JNCC’s
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