This web-site, www.ukotcf.org, has – through many evolutions – served the UKOTCF network for some 20 years. In its early years, it introduced several features which were then ground-breaking for the web. With the use nowadays of web-browsing by tablets and smart-phones (neither of which existed in the early years of this web-site), it has become impracticable to take full advantage of many potential capacities while still using this platform.
Therefore, over the year 2017-8, we have developed a new site, www.ukotcf.org.uk, which is now live. Our original site was developed primarily for conservation practitioners in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, but became increasingly used also by wider audiences – and was often the most consulted site on many aspects of UKOTs/CDs. We have tried to make sure that all the information on the old site is accessible on the new site – plus the new facilities, which will be expanded progressively.
Some facilities are still more practicable on the old platform than the new one. Therefore, the old site will remain functional, and there are direct links through for those functions from the new site. And the old site can still be accessed directly by its existing address. We will not, however, be updating most functions on the old site, such as news items, future copies of newsletters, contact details etc. These will be covered in the new site. We will be leaving existing material on the site to be available as an archive: we are not one of those organisations that offhandedly delete access to history!
Please note that email addresses of UKOTCF personnel will not be changed. Generally, these are [initial&surname]@ukotcf.org. However, a few more general-purpose email addresses @ukotcf.org.uk may start to appear for some purposes.
We hope that users like the new facilities, and our measures to avoid losing any existing ones. Comments are welcome; please use the contact mechanisms on the new site.