OT and CD Programme Links and publications


Reports/publications on OT projects from the Darwin Initiative and Darwin Plus are published here>>

Reports/publications on OT projects from the Defra Research and Development Fund are published here>>


June 2016:  Ascension Island Biosecurity Review

This report reviews existing legislation, biosecurity practices and risk to Ascension Island and to make pragmatic recommendations on a way forward that will form a sustainable biosecurity system that is commensurate with risk and on Island capability.  The report can be downloaded here>>


May 2016:  Marine Spatial Planning for the Falkland Islands ‘Framing the process’ Workshop report

This workshop report presents the summary of workshop sessions and the main recommendations to inform the next phase of Marine Spatial Planning implementation in the Falkland Islands.  The report was prepared as part of the Darwin Plus project DPLUS027 ‘Marine Spatial Planning in the Falkland Islands’.  The report can be downloaded here>>  More information on the  workshop can be found here>>


April 2016:  South Georgia and Sandwich Islands:  Island-wide census of black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses

The Island-wide research project colony census on the black-browed and grey headed albatrosses is now available. More information can be found here>> 


April 2016:  Protection of the critically endangered Gumwood habitat at Peak Dale, St Helena

The project aimed to develop an effective working method for the conservation of the critically endangered, endemic St Helena gumwoods at Peak Dale and their associated ecosystem.  More information can be found here>>


May 2015: Common areas of shared interest workshop report.


A report on the Common areas of shared interest workshop held in Peterborough on the 5th May 2015.


May 2015: OT data access project workshop report.


A report on the OT data access workshop help in Peterborough on the 5th May 2015.

Workshop presentations are also available here>>


2015  February - GIS and data-Turks and Caicos Islands  (Regional Caribbean)

Understanding our islands: How to get the best out of our GIS and data: Turks and Caicos Islands local and regional data and Geographical Information Systems Workshops.


2015  Turks and Caicos Islands Green Economy



August 2014:  South Atlantic OT Regional technical workshop Report.

In June 2014 JNCC collaborated with the Ascension Island Government to run a regional workshop. The workshop brought together international and regional technical experts to look at 4 work areas: Marine Protected Areas, Sustainable Fisheries, Seabird Monitoring and Biodiversity/Environmental Action Planning. The workshop report and presentations are available here>>


July 2014: Environmental Mainstreaming/Economic valuation reports

These reports are available on request from Tony Weighell


  • The tourism value of nature in Anguilla and the impact of beach erosion
  • Toward a Green economy on Anguilla: A corporate ecosystem service review of the tourism sector
  • The tourism value of nature in the British Virgin Islands


April 2014 UKOT/CD Technical Workshop: Marine Protected Areas



March 2014: An ecological analysis of the lionfish invasion in Angulla



October 2013: Report on Gibraltar GIS specialists meeting



May and July 2013: Multilateral Environmental Agreements:


  • Aichi Report: Recent conservation achievements of UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and their contributions to national Aichi Biodiversity targets.


February 2013 and July 2013: Lionfish workshops



March 2013 United Kingdom Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy 


In March 2013, JNCC co-ordinated a workshop to review progress on the implementation of hte UK Overseas Territories biodiversity strategy. Prior to the workshop, a  preliminary review   was carried out by JNCC and UKOTA to provide background for the workshop discussion.

A Report on the workshop is available here.  Review of Progress on the Implementation of the UK Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy

Documents submitted by NGOs to the March 14th OT Biodiversity Strategy Review meeting.



Falklands Conservation






March 2013: Anguilla Green economy workshop.

In March 2013, JNCC co-ordinated a workshop with the Anguila Goverment on Green economy.

Read the Anguilla Green Economy project report 

Also available: Future for Anguillan reefs


May 2012: Environmental Mainstreaming in the Falkland Islands.

In May 2012 JNCC co-ordinated an Environmental mainstreaming project in the Falkland Islands. Read the Falkland Islands Environmental Mainstreaming report


February 2012: Green Economy workshop British Virgin Islands.



Climate Change

These documents form part of a series on climate change in the UK OVerseas Territories prepared by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute for the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. They have been funded by the Overseas Territories Environment Programme (OTEP) with assistance from the Commonwealth Foundation. Thanks are due to the many persons in the UKOTs who provided input and advice.
Documents in the series:




Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels


Geoconservation in the UK Overseas Territories

  • Geoconservation in the Overseas Territories of the UK (PDF, 816 kb) A report by M Stanley, commisioned by the JNCC, to help improve understanding of the geological importance and diversity of the UK Overseas Territories. A further aim was to broadly review the geoconservation activity being carried out there, and identify any particularly significant threats to important geological features.




JNCC Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies Programme- Newsletter


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Amphibians and Reptiles in the UK Overseas Territories

The Amphibians and Reptiles of the UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and Soverign Base Areas. JNCC made a contribution to funding this publication by the Arc Trust.


IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Publications

The final report of the IUCN conference on “Islands and Overseas Entities’ contribution to biodiversity conservation and the fight against climate change” (European Parliament, 20th December 2011) is now available for download.



2005 Review of Ramsar in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. Produced by Dr Mike Pienkowski of the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum; funded by Defra.