BVI Deputy Premier commits to Protected Areas

At an event in the European Parliament that was hosted by MEP Maurice Ponga and jointly organised by IUCN and EBCD, the Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands has reaffirmed the island’s commitment to implementing protected areas and their goal to protect 33% of the marine, coastal and terrestrial environment of the territory.

The Deputy Premier Dr. Pickering (centre) is flanked by François Simard of IUCN and Jacques Trouvilliez of the Ministère de l'écologie

Speaking at the Europe Overseas Roundtable on Biodiversity and Climate Change, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. The Honourable Kedrick Pickering, gave a presentation summarizing the launch of the second phase of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative at the recent Summit of Caribbean Political and Business Leaders in the BVI and an update on what conservation efforts the British Virgin Islands has been focussing on.

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