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Environment projects, legislation and multilateral agreements

Jersey not only has its own strategies in place to protect wildlife habitats - we have also signed up to many multilateral environmental agreements.

Island projects

Projects in Jersey include:

Integrated coastal zone management

A strategy that brings together the users, developers and managers of Jersey's coastline.
Integrated coastal zone management strategy

Biodiversity strategy

A strategy that brings together all the facets of Jersey's unique environment.
Biodiversity strategy booklet

Countryside renewal scheme

An environmental improvement scheme which offers financial incentives to support and reward initiatives designed to look after Jersey's countryside.
Countryside renewal funding

Jersey legislation

Many laws have also been passed which have a beneficial effect on wildlife habitats, including:

Wildlife conservation law

The legislation covering Jersey's wildlife.
Wildlife (Jersey) Law 2021 on Jersey Law website

Water pollution law

The legislation covering the pollution of Jersey's water.
Water Pollution (Jersey) Law 2000 on Jersey Legal Information Board website

Water resources law

The legislation protecting Jersey's water resources.
Water Resources (Jersey) Law 2007 on Jersey Legal Information Board website

Multilateral agreements

Jersey has signed up to several multilateral agreements including:

Convention on Biological Diversity

A convention on the conservation of species and habitats.
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) website

Ramsar agreement (protection of wetlands)

A convention on the protection of wetlands.
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands website

Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats

A convention protecting wildlife.
European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC) website

Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)

A convention protecting endangered species from being traded.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) website

Multilateral agreements that Jersey could join

Jersey has also expressed an interest in signing up to a number of conventions:

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity

A holistic approach to the conservation of biological diversity.

International Plant Protection Convention

A convention covering plant protection.
International Plant Protection Convention website​​​

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