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British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)     [136]
(Dependent Territory of the United Kingdom)
LAND AREA: 153 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 15
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 19000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 124 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
ECONOMY
  Income/Capita: $0
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 4,000 ha, 26.7% of land area, 0.2 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 4,000 ha
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Ministry of Natural Resources National Parks Trust (Statutory Body) Development Control Authority; Town & Country Planning Department
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
National Parks Ordinance 1961 (as amended) Marine Parks and Protected Areas Ordinance 1979 Endangered Animals and Plants Ordinance 1976 Protection of Endangered Animals, Plants & Articles (Removal & Possession) Ordinance 1981 Wild Birds Protection Ordinance 1961 (as amended) Salt Ponds Ordinance 1959 Protection of Trees and Conservation of Soil and Water Ordinance 1954 Fisheries Ordinance 1979 Turtles Ordinance 1959 Beach Protection Ordinance 1985 Land Development (Control) Ordinance 1969
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:
Oldfield, 1987
Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)
Anegada (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Beef (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Cooper (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Ginger (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Great Camanoe (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Guana (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Jost Van Dyke (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Little Tobago (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Norman (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Peter (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Salt (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Scrub (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Tobago (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Tortola (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)
Virgin Gorda (United Kingdom - British Virgin Islands)


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