Race for 'Blue Turtle' Award


There are many examples of incredible work being done to conserve biodiversity in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies by the local populations. Most of this work is carried out without any blaze of publicity to show others what is possible.


In order to recognise this, JNCC has launched the Blue Turtle Award. This is a new and prestigious annual award for nature conservation work undertaken by an individual or group from an Overseas Territory or Crown Dependency, who have made a valuable contribution to nature conservation in their area.


Nominations have been invited from governments, non-governmental organisations, the voluntary sector, the private sector and individuals. The work or project needs to have been in place for over a year, demonstrated innovation and have made a real difference. In addition to the trophy, the Award will be supported by £500 to the individual or group, and an additional £1,000 contribution to an Overseas Territory or Crown Dependency nature conservation project of their choice.


The winner will be announced at JNCC’s December Committee meeting with the recipient invited to the UK for the presentation ceremony.