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.
Communications, JNCC distributor
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2020·05·18
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