Staying Connected for Conservation in a Changed World: UKOTCF online conference 2021
Consistently over several years, one of the most frequent enquiries from UKOTs and CDs to UKOTCF has been “when is the next UKOTCF conference?” This is because, as reported by UKOT participants, the conferences have proved invaluable in enabling successful conservation initiatives which would not otherwise have occurred.
Following wide consultation across its network, UKOTCF organised an online conference which took place on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th March 2021.
A virtual group photograph of nearly half of the total number of people who participated can be seen here.
Conference conclusions and recommendations
The full conference conclusions and recommendations can be read here.
An extract of recommendations to UK Government can be read here.
An extract of recommendations to Territory Governments can be read here.
An extract of recommendations to NGOs can be read here.
An extract of recommendations to potential funders (other than UK Government) can be read here.
UKOTCF is honoured to be able to initiate, at this conference, a series of occasional high-level lectures on conservation in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies named after the long-term supporters of such conservation and of UKOTCF: the Sir Richard & Lady Ground Lecture on Nature Conservation in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. Click here for more information.
The Proceedings of the conference were published on 30th June 2021 and can be accessed via this page.
Registered participants have access to recordings of the sessions. Availabilty to others is explained here.
The final published version of the programme is here.
The conference focussed on UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and other small islands. As with UKOTCF’s previous conference, it provided a forum for government environmental bodies, NGOs and commercial organisations to discuss key conservation issues, to highlight success stories, exchange ideas, and to forge partnerships.