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Geoconservation in the Overseas Territories of the UK 2009

Terrestrial Overseas Territories Anguilla Ascension Bermuda British Antarctic Territory British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Falkland Islands Gibraltar Montserrat Pitcairn Islands South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands St. Helena Tristan da Cunha Turks and Caicos Islands


This report was commissioned by JNCC to help improve understanding of the geological importance and diversity of the UK's Overseas Territories. A further aim was to broadly review the geoconservation activity being carried out there, and identify any particularly significant threats to important geological features.

The study provides a simple summary of the geodiversity features that are of special conservation value. For each territory, a list of geoconservation sites (where they exist) including national and international designations, geoparks, World Heritage sites, and other protected sites that encompass geology and landscape is provided. There is also a summary of the major threats and ‘environmental pressures’ potentially affecting the sites and areas; information on existing, or potential opportunities for, geotourism; and relevant weblinks to additional sources of information.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2009··

This publication was commissioned by JNCC and was produced as part of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies Training and Research Programme.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·18

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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