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Pitcairn Island: Tortoises

Volume 699: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will discuss with the Government of New Zealand the possibility of locating one or more additional giant tortoises on Pitcairn Island alongside the sole surviving member of the species on the island. [HL1869]

Preservation of rare species and the environment is a continuing concern of the Government. The Government have supported various environmental and conservation programmes on Pitcairn Island through our high commission in Wellington. However, the Government are not currently planning to discuss with the Government of New Zealand the relocation of additional giant tortoises on to Pitcairn Island.