Strategic Feral Animal Control Management Plan

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 2:30pm

Madame Speaker, there is a vexing problem facing the Territory with respect to the feral (wild and uncultured) animal population. Through the Department of Agriculture and the Ministry I have received numerous complaints from farmers and homeowners alike of the damage these animals cause. While the Department of Agriculture has always been engaged in efforts to reduce the numbers in the stray animal population, efforts are being ratcheted up to alleviate this problem through the implementation of a Strategic Feral Animal Control Management Plan.  This plan provides the framework that involves actions to minimize the negative economic and environmental impacts. It also takes into consideration public health issues that can be caused by wild untamed diseased animals.

Registration Opens For Environmental Summer Programme

Monday, 13 June 2016 - 3:00pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is accepting registration forms for the 2016 Environmental Education Summer Programme for students between the ages of 6 and 14.

BVI To Get Assistance To Develop A National Ocean Policy

Friday, 3 June 2016 - 1:30pm

The Government of the British Virgin Islands will be receiving technical assistance for the development of a National Ocean Policy.

Environment Week 2016 Recycled Art Competition

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 11:45am

Students and individuals are invited to create a three dimensional artistic piece using only recycled material, in observance of Environment Week.

Educational School Visits For World Turtle Day 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016 - 4:45pm

Students from the Wendell Potter Learning Centre, Venetta’s Day Care & Early Learning Centre and Simmonds Pre-school along with officers from the Conservation and Fisheries Department are pictured engaging in an interactive and informative educational presentation.

Meeting For Cane Garden Bay And Brewer’s Bay Residents – May 19

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 4:15pm

Residents of Cane Garden Bay and Brewer’s Bay are invited to another public meeting tomorrow, May 19, at the Cane Garden Bay Community Centre at 7:00 p.m.

Residents To Meet A Second Time On Watershed Project

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - 4:15pm

Residents of Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay will meet for a second time with officials on the Northshore Integrated Coastal and Watershed Stabilization Project.

Mangroves Planted At Brandywine Bay For Earth Day 2016

Monday, 25 April 2016 - 1:45pm

Staff from the Conservation and Fisheries Department, assisted by representatives from the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands and the Rotaract Club of Tortola planted mangroves at the Brandywine Bay area on Friday April 22. 

Energy And Conservation Campaign Kicks Off With School Visits

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 5:15pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands launched the Energy and Conservation: Education and Awareness Campaign today April 19.

“Green It Up!” And Plant Mangroves On Earth Day- April 22

Friday, 15 April 2016 - 2:00pm

The public is invited to ‘Green It Up!” in territorial solidarity for Earth Day on Friday, April 22.