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Newly elected Members of the Anguilla House of Assembly benefit from Commonwealth expertise at the CPA’s first ever virtual post-election seminar.  Read the full article here: CPA News Anguilla PES post event July 2020 FINAL Read more...

Cayman Mangroves

Mangroves are shrubs or small trees that grow in coastal saline or brackish waters and  are noted for their role in shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and storage, filtering of sediment and pollutants, and as habitat for threatened species. Photo courtesy of Stephen Clarke. In Cayman, there are four main species of mangrove: Red mangroves, also […] Read more...

Montserrat fibre optic cable connection successfully completed

The Government of Montserrat Information Unit (GIU) recently announced the installation of the new submarine fibre optic cable system from Montserrat, to the Branching Unit between Guadeloupe and Antigua. Mr Denzil West, Head of the Department for Information Technology and e-Government Services (DITES) and Project Manager for the Montserrat Submarine Fibre Project stated that on […] Read more...

APPG for the Overseas Territories Zoom meeting

On Wednesday 01 July, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Overseas Territories, Chaired by Andrew Rosindell MP met. This cross-party group provides a forum where members of the House of Commons and House of Lords, with an interest in the UK’s Overseas Territories, can come together to discuss matters of interest relating to the […] Read more...

Celebrating World Albatross Day with the Falkland Islands

This Friday we celebrate World Albatross Day on the Falkland Islands together with colleagues across the world. The day honours these magnificent birds and celebrates achievements in albatross conservation efforts. It also serves to raise awareness of the threats that many populations face due to introduced predators or by being accidently caught during fishing operations. […] Read more...

Albatross island must wait for restoration

Gough Island, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, is home to the critically endangered Tristan albatross whose chicks are being eaten alive by introduced mice. The Tristan government and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds are working in partnership to remove the mice and restore the […] Read more...

Biodiversity on St Helena

This year’s World’s Environment Day, a day used to generate awareness and call for action for the protection of the environment, the theme was Biodiversity. In celebration of this St Helena took a look at their Biodiversity, with a particular focus ‘ The Peaks National Park a ‘biodiversity hotspot.  For more details see World Environment […] Read more...

Darwin Plus Round 8 Projects

Darwin Plus grants are for projects working on environment or climate change issues in the UK Overseas Territories with funding for 22 new projects recently announced. We look forward to seeing the great progress made in the Territories through the funding of these projects.  For full details of these projects Link Here Read more...

Tristan da Cunha ‘creatures of the deep’

Research voyages in the south Atlantic archipelago have brought fresh knowledge of the marine ecology of the Tristan da Cunha zone. This provided baseline data for the protected ocean area. It also brought to light some previously unseen ‘creatures of the deep’ that became the stars of an exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum. Stoloteuthis […] Read more...

The oceans are integral to all aspects of our life

Our oceans play an integral role for all aspects of Falkland Islands life, from our rich maritime history to being the driving force behind our economy.  Culturally, the Falkland Islands are steeped in maritime history – early settlers arrived on the Islands by boat and the many wrecks around our shores indicate how bound to […] Read more...