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UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies: 2011 Biodiversity Snapshot 2011

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Abstract

In 1999, JNCC published a review of biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories (Proctor and Fleming, 1999). Since then, a considerable amount of work has been carried out on the ground to conserve biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories (OTs). In 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity, the Steering group of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies (CDs) Research and Training Steering programme agreed that the publication was out of date, and created an editorial committee to produce a new updated publication.

Having agreed some basic headings, the editorial group approached the Steering Group for lead authors. As a result, each chapter is authored by an individual or a group from the relevant Overseas Territory or Crown Dependency who has played a lead role in biodiversity conservation in their territory. The editorial committee has kept the information in the language and voice of the authors. It was agreed that this publication should aim to be a 2011 snapshot of Biodiversity and its conservation in the OTs and CDs as presented by the authors.

The objectives of the publication were:

(1) To provide a ‘snapshot’ of Biodiversity in the UKOTs and CDs. Note: this is not intended to be exhaustive in the level of detail provided.

(2) To provide a central access ‘place’ where as many links as possible to other sources of biodiversity information about the OTs and CDs can be found.

Accompanying the publication are a set of appendices which contain additional information of relevance to each Territory.

The individual Overseas Territory chapters were originally provided as separate document, but are provided here in one volume, with the appendices available separately. Copies of the individual chapters can be found in The National Archives.

The 1999 publication of 'Biodiversity: the UK Overseas Territories' can be found via The National Archives website. A link is provided below.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2011·05·01

Citation
Pelembe, T. and Cooper, G. (eds). 2011. UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies: 2011 Biodiversity Snapshot. Peterborough, UK, Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Lineage
In 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity, the Steering Group of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies (CDs) Research and Training Steering Programme agreed to update the 1999 publication review of biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories ('Biodiversity: the UK Overseas Territories')

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·19

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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