Cover image for PitcairnBiodiversity overview



In 1999 the Joint Nature Conservation Committee 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 programme1 agreed that the publication was out-dated, and created an editorial committee to decide what to focus on in a new updated publication. Some of the key changes were that Crown Dependencies needed to be included, and the chapters needed to be authored by specialists from the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.


The objectives of this publication are:
(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.


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