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British Overseas Territories: Nature Conservation

Volume 493: debated on Friday 12 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 357W, on British Overseas Territories: environment protection, what projects were funded from the £65,058 granted to the British Virgin Islands. (279075)

The following projects have been funded from the £65,058 granted under the Overseas Territories Environment Programme to the British Virgin Islands:

Assisting the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society to advance environmental protection and sustainable development;

The publishing and launch of an Environmental CD Atlas and Teaching Resource for schools;

Improving management of marine protected areas through assessment of the Marine Conservation Programme;

Construction of a Mangrove Wetland Interpretive Centre;

Working with the Conservation and Fisheries Department on a National Environmental Action Plan.