Sombrero Island – Anguilla’s first Ramsar Site designated

UKOTCF congratulates Anguilla National Trust and the Government of Anguilla on the designation on 22 May 2018 of Sombrero Island as Anguilla’s first Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. This follows the listing of Sombrero as a proposed Ramsar Site in 2005 by UKOTCF, with Anguillan colleagues, in its review for UK & UKOT/CD governments of actual and proposed UKOT/CD Ramsar Sites.Read more

3rd UKOT/CD Environment Ministers Council meeting

Ministers & senior officials from UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) & Crown Dependencies (CDs) travelled to the Isle of Man in February 2018 to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions. This was the 3rd Council of Environment Ministers of UKOTs & CDs and took place in Douglas, on 6th and 7th February 2018. Previous meetings took place in Gibraltar in 2015 and continued in Alderney in 2017. UK Government minister & officials participated on the 2nd day.Read more

Pitcairn Islands: Pristine Paradise to Rubbish Dump - Henderson Island 23 Years Apart

The image of the pristine coastline is a stark contrast to that taken in the same location by the research team just 23 years later that displays some of the millions of pieces of plastic debris that have washed up there on ocean currents.Read more

Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting November 2017

A summary of the November 2017 Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Committee meeting.Read more

Hurricane Irma and Maria

Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused widespread devastation in Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands and Montserrat.Read more

Darwin Projects 2017

The successful bidders for Round 5 of the Darwin Plus awards were announced recently.Read more

Second Meeting of UKOT & CD Environment Ministers

A description of the 2nd meeting of UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) and Crown Dependencies (CDs) on 27th & 28th April 2017 on the Channel Island of Alderney.Read more