Strengthening biosecurity to protect Turks & Caicos’ Iguana Islands


Turks and Caicos Islands
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative
darwin initiative

Ref: DPLUS121

Status: Current

Round:
8
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Turks and Caicos National Trust, Turks and Caicos Government Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, Turks and Caicos Government Department of Agriculture, Turks and Caicos Government Department of Environmental Health, Pine Cay Homeowners Association (PCHA), Waterloo Investment Holdings Ltd
Start Date:
01-04-20
End Date:
31-03-24
Funding:
£299,603.00
Website:
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Island biodiversity
Threats To Biodiversity:
Invasive species, Land use change
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, In situ, Ecosystem conservation, Sustainable use, General measures, Policy, Institutional development
Specific Tools:
Monitoring, Impact assessment, Nbsap, Participatory, Research, Research training
Countries:
Turks and Caicos Islands
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) has the weakest biosecurity capacity of all UKOTs. This multi-sector collaborative project will strengthen biosecurity capacity across TCI, enhancing protection of the islands’ natural assets. Focusing on protecting the Critically Endangered TCI rock iguana, we will mitigate impact of invasive vertebrates and uncontrolled tourism across 11 islands; spanning three national parks and three privately-owned islands. Building on previous successes, this project represents the first attempt at holistic management for invasive vertebrates in the region.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS121 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS121 HYR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS121 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS121 HYR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00