The National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands (NPTVI, formerly the "British Virgin Islands National Parks Trust") was established under the National Parks Ordinance of 1961 as a statutory body responsible for parks and protected areas in the British Virgin Islands. Over the past 50 years, however, the NPT has grown from a voluntary organisation to a professionally staffed operation.

 

Its responsibilities have also increased from managing one National Park (Sage Mountain) in 1964 to managing 21 National Parks. The last to be declared a National Park was Sandy Cay in 2008 and it is anticipated more parks will be declared in the future.

 

The Trust's work also includes Species Restoration, Marine Conservation, Reforestation, Historical Preservation, Biodiversity Research and Conservation and Youth Environmental Education.