Understanding and addressing the impacts of threats to marine ecosystems/biodiversity in the UK overseas territories in the Caribbean

From May 2012 to June 2014
Project Leader(s): Dr Clare Fitzsimmons
Staff: Dr Johanna Forster, Dr Steven Newman, Prof. Selina Stead, Prof. Nick Polunin
Sponsors: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Partners: Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and Anguilla governments, JNCC

This project aims to identify threats to biodiversity and policy responses to the need for biodiversity management plans in three UK overseas territories in the Caribbean. Social, governance and ecological components in this project will involve surveys of communities, key decision makers and coral reefs in Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and Anguilla. Methodologies are similar to those employed in the FORCE project.

Download Reports:

Newcastle_Defra_UKCOTs_Anguilla National Meeting Report Final Feb 2014

Newcastle_Defra_UKCOTs_Anguilla_Island Harbour _Fishing_Community Report.pdf

Newcastle_Defra_UKCOTs_Anguilla_Sandy Ground_mixed_Community Report.pdf

Newcastle_Defra_UKCOTs_Anguilla_West End _Tourism_Community Report.pdf

Newcastle_Defra_UKCOTs_BVI_CGB_tourism_Community Report.pdf

Newcastle_Defra_UKCOTs_TCI_Bight _Tourism_Community Report.pdf


Dr Clare Fitzsimmons

Professor Nick Polunin
Professor of Marine Environmental Science

Professor Selina Stead
Professor of Marine Governance and Environmental Science