Providing an Evidence Base for Conservation in the UK’s Overseas Territories



This webinar is being hosted jointly with the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum[]. The Webinar includes talks from conservation organisations in the British Virgin island and Turks and Caicos Islands who are working on DPLUS081 Mapping for evidence-based policy, recovery and environmental resilience.


Katie Medcalf is current convenor of the UK Overseas Territory Special Interest Group. This group supports work in the fourteen UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs). The UKOTs boast more biodiversity than the entirety of mainland UK including three biodiversity hotspots: Caribbean islands, Mediterranean basin and the Oceania eco-zone. Responsibility for protecting this priceless biodiversity is shared between the UK government and the local government of each territory.

Knowledge Level

Suitable for all


1:30-1:40  Welcome and Introduction by Dr Katie Medcalf

1:35-1:40   CIEEM Overseas Territory SIG by CIEEM OT SIG Committee

1:40-1:55  Facilitating a science-based approach into policy, procedures and public debate: an example   from Montserrat by Dr Mike Pienkowski  

1:55-2:10  Use of satellite imagery to record change following the hurricanes in TCI and BVI by Dr Katie Medcalf, Environment Systems

2:10-2:25  Conservation Evidence by Cambridge University TBC

2:25-2:40  Talk - Conservation in British Virgin Islands by Nancy Pascoe, National Parks Trust for the Virgin Islands 

2:40-2:55  Talk - Conservation in the Turks and Caicos Islands by Lormeka Williams, Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, Turks and Caicos Islands

2:55-3:15  Evidence for species reproduction, the role of fire in the Pine Yards of TCI by Bryam Manco, Department of Environment and Costal Resources, Turks and Caicos Islands

3:15-3:30  The South Atlantic Natural Capital Project in Tristan da Cunha by Tara Pelmbe, South Atlantic Environment Research Institute TBC 

Bookings close at 12:30 on Friday 31st May 


Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 Free
Non Member Ticket 1 Free