Hurricane force of nature
Our mission is all about saving nature, but sometimes Mother Nature gives us a kick in the teeth. In September 2017, Hurricane Irma unleashed her fury on some of the UK Overseas Territories (OTs) where we carry out conservation work – notably the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Turks and Caicos.
Some of our partners’ homes were damaged or destroyed and the basic infrastructure of normal life and of years of conservation work was trashed. All this is critical to the eco-tourism that underpins conservation work in the Caribbean. We’ve provided financial support to help our partners get up and running again. Progress has been slow at times, but our partners’ dogged determination has been inspiring to witness.