Projects in the UK Overseas Territories
The 14 UK Overseas Territories are a fascinating and diverse set of islands. Through various projects, we're supporting our UKOT partners in the protection and management of their fragile environments and species.
The UK Overseas Territories are home to countless species including sharks, penguins, whales and seabirds that are found in habitats including coastal mangroves, deep sea mounts, polar seas and the world’s largest coral atoll.
For over 20 years, we’ve been working in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories on species conservation. Our key focus now is supporting our Caribbean partners in significantly improving management of their existing Marine Protected Area (MPA) networks.
Turtles in Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands Turtle Project is a long-standing initiative to improve the management of the islands’ traditional marine turtle fishery.
Turtles in the British Virgin Islands
We’re working with communities in the British Virgin Islands to develop a sea turtle recovery action plan to safeguard turtles and their habitats for future generations.
Turtles in Montserrat
Montserrat is an important nesting site for marine turtles in the Eastern Caribbean, and alongside our partners, we’re helping to recover and manage these nesting turtle populations.
Great Blue Ocean coalition
Great British Oceans is a coalition between us, the Blue Marine Foundation, Greenpeace, the Pew Trusts, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Coral disease in Turks and Caicos
With our support one of our key allies have been tackling a highly lethal coral disease.
Sharks and rays in Anguilla
We’re working with communities and local partners in Anguilla to improve awareness and understanding of sharks, their role in local ecosystems and livelihoods, and how best to protect them.