Threatened species across the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are set to benefit from £6.4 million in government funding announced on Monday 23 May. Green turtles and the West Indian whistling duck are just some of the species that will be boosted by a share of the Darwin Plus Initiative. Likewise Falklands' New Island Nature Reserve and Peatlands.
According to UK news reports, the British government is becoming quite desperate about the asylum seekers braving the English Channel, a record 25,000 so far this year, and all sorts of radical measures to contain the increase in arrivals are being considered, including sending the refugees south to the Falkland Islands.
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is releasing a stamp set to celebrate its involvement in the UK Blue Belt Program.
Over £8 million new funding to protect rare wildlife and vulnerable habitats across the globe. Threatened species such as whales, marine turtles and sharks will be better-protected thanks to a boost of over £8 million for projects in the UK Overseas Territories, the British government announced on Saturday 5 June under plans to tackle the global biodiversity crisis.
The Falkland Islands Government, both here and in London, have worked hard over the past four years to ensure that the impact of Brexit on the Falkland Islands was fully understood by the UK government.
More than 4.3 million sq. km of some of the world’s most precious marine environment – 1% of all the world’s ocean – will be protected following the success of the UK’s Blue Belt Programme, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
UK Deputy Foreign Secretary for Europe and the Americas Wendy Morton held on Monday several meetings in Buenos Aires with officials from the new Argentine government looking to strengthen bilateral ties as well as boosting trade and investment.
The European Union has added the Cayman Islands, a UK overseas territory, to its tax havens blacklist. It joins Oman, Fiji and Vanuatu, which have also been accused of failing to crack down on tax abuse.
The Conservative and Unionist party manifesto for the coming 12 December election, Get Brexit Done Unleash Britain’s Potential, in one of its chapters includes a special mention to the democratic rights and the protection of the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar and other Overseas Territories.
The author of the bestselling book Britain’s Treasure Islands is releasing a new work, with a section dedicated to the Falkland Islands. Britain’s Distant Lands by Stewart McPherson is a 208 page, landscape-format examination of the wildlife of all the UK Overseas Territories.