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Our website is seen as an important source of information on biodiversity in the UKOTs and its conservation, and on some other aspects of their heritage. It has proved impossible in recent years to get grant-aid to fund this general but important work. Now is the time to ask you to help us continue to both manage this site and our project activities for conservation and environmental education. If everyone reading this now gave a small amount, our fundraising for the year would be done in a week.

We are a small non-profit organisation (staffed largely by unpaid volunteers) with very few costs - but costs, which need to be met. If our website is useful to you, please take one minute to keep us online and busy for another year. Help us to devote less time to fundraising and get back to more on-the-ground conservation.         Thank you.

 
The UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF) exists to promote the coordinated conservation of the diverse and increasingly threatened plant and animal species and natural habitats of the UK Territories Overseas. It aims to do this by providing assistance in the form of expertise, information and liaison between non-governmental organisations and governments, both in the UK and in the Territories themselves.
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SGSSI added to Convention on Biological Diversity
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands was added to UK’s ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity on 27 March 2015. Read more
Anguilla's first Ramsar Site designation
At its meeting on 12th March 2015, Anguilla’s Executive Council decided to nominate Sombrero Island Nature Reserve Marine Park as Anguilla’s first Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. Read more
New phase of EU's BEST
Details of the next stage of BEST (Voluntary scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of EU Overseas)are expected to be announced in coming weeks. Read more
Pitcairn Marine Reserve announced
As part of the UK Budget announcement on 18th March 2015, the long-called for Pitcairn marine protected area has been announced. Read more
Support awareness of UK's most threatened but least known wildlife
UKOTCF has been helping Stewart McPherson produce much needed popular films of UKOT wildlife. The main TV series is being funded separately. For a small sum (which he is trying to raise by donations) Stewart can use the outstanding video footage to produce a short free-access video on each UKOT. Read more
Joint Ministerial Council Communique
Political leaders and representatives of each UK Overseas Territory met with UK Government officials at the Joint Ministerial Council meeting on the 2nd December 2014. They issued a Joint Communique. Read more
UKOT Biodiversity Strategy Update
The update gives examples of ongoing and planned activities under the UK Government's Biodiversity Strategy. Read more
Government response to EAC inquiry report
The Government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee report on Sustainability in the UK's Overseas Territories has been published. Read more
Bermuda Ombudsman reports on legal status of Charters
The Bermuda Ombudsman has published a report which looks at the legal status of the Environment Charters Read more
Responses to EAC inquiry published
The Environmental Audit Committee has published the responses to its inquiry on sustainability in the UKOTs. Read more
Gibraltar conference conclusions & recommendations
Conclusions and recommendations from "Sustaining Partnerships" on Conservation and Sustainability in the UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and other small island communities now available
Relive the Gibraltar 2015 conference
Video clips of parts of the UKOTCF/Gibraltar conference are being assembled over coming days and weeks. Links will be added to this news item, so check periodically. Click here for links.Read more
Gibraltar conference in progress!
The 2015 Conference "Sustaining Partnerships" on Conservation and Sustainability in the UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and other small island communities - is under way.
UKOTCF 2015 Annual Report
2014-2015 Annual Report is now available for download.
Virtual Tours of the Territories
Virtual Tours for the Cyprus Sovereign Base Areas and Ascension Island join British Virgin Islands, Pitcairn, Montserrat and TCI.
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Forum News 43 - Download
Sustaining Partnerships: a conference on conservation and sustainability in UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and other small island communities, Gibraltar, 11th to 15th July 2015
Guide booklets on bird-watching in each main Turks and Caicos Islands
Guide booklets on bird-watching in each of the main Turks and Caicos Islands have been published by UKOTCF and the Turks & Caicos National Museum.
Workshop on EAC's report published
Full report of the discussions from the workshop held on EAC's is published. Read more
Workshop with EAC to encourage protection of biodiversity
UKOTCF hosts workshop with EAC to encourage UK Government to protect threatened UK biodiversity Read more
Management of Marine Resources in Gibraltar’s Waters
The Government of Gibraltar publishes a report which analyses the management of marine resources in Gibraltar's waters.Read more
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What's New: 4 September 2015