Delegates from as far away as St Helena and the British Virgin Islands described the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum Jersey conference as a great success.
Not only had it been an important way of forging links between environmentalists from across the world, they said, but it had also given them an opportunity to see that small islands, wherever they are in the world, have similar problems.
Forum chairman Mike Pienkowski said that he was glad that Jersey had agreed to host the conference.
‘Many of the islands have forged links of great importance and learned that despite the geographical differences, many of the problems we face are the same,’ he said.
Eric Blencoe, of the UK Department for Rural Affairs, said that from Britain’s perspective the conference had been a great way of meeting people from overseas territories and hearing about the problems they face.
‘It’s been interesting.
It’s been an opportunity to meet people I would never normally have a chance to meet,’ he said.
‘People are making useful contacts and realising that they have much more in common with each other than they may have first thought.’