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Projects / Conservation Actions

Jost Van Dyke, the fourth largest of the inhabited British Virgin Islands, faces the challenge of balancing economic growth with sustainable use of its natural resources. Little scientific information about Jost Van Dyke was available, so an OTEP-funded project produced an Environmental Profile for Jost Van Dyke and the nearby islands of Little Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Cay, Sandy Spit and Green Cay (the last three proposed as protected areas under the BVI's Protected Areas System Plan). Information about the findings of the project has been disseminated to JVD residents, visitors and other stakeholders, and a programme of education, outreach and environmental monitoring initiated. An overview and summary of the project can be found here. The full environmental profile for Jost Van Dyke can be found here

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