"Nature conservation within the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies is the responsibility of the Governments of those Territories."
Repetition of this mantra has become quite annoying, especially when we
consider projects such as rodent eradication on Henderson and Gough Islands, and projects in BIOT, SGSSI and the BAT, which have no residents to tax.
The numbers below are misleading, since funding may also come from the FCO, DFID, the EU and private sources.
House of Commons
Biodiversity: Crown Dependencies
Environment Food and Rural Affairs
2 Feb 2012
Andrew Rosindell (Romford, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on biodiversity conservation in the Crown dependencies in each of the last five years.
Richard Benyon (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Natural Environment and Fisheries), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Newbury, Conservative)
Nature conservation within the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies is the responsibility of the Governments of those Territories. The Overseas Territories Governments are supported by DEFRA, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development while those in the Crown Dependencies are supported by the Ministry of Justice. The Joint Nature Conservation Committee has a role to advise and support this process, working closely with the Territories and Government Departments.
DEFRA spend on biodiversity conservation in the Crown Dependencies in each of the last five years is set out in the following table:
(1) Indicates figures are negligible.