Wilder Islands Conference and IIEM2019, 26th-28th September

Delegates from across the UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories visited Alderney for the IIEM and Wilder Islands conference in September 2019

The 2019 IIEM and Wilder Islands conference covered the following themes:

What role do islands have to play in a world where ecosystem collapse is seen as increasingly inevitable? Often Islands lack the economic or political resources to have a voice on the global environmental stage, yet islands might well act as biodiversity lifeboats, as refuges for the unique endemic species they host and as shelters for habitats and species under increasing pressure elsewhere. Islands face many of the same pressures on their limited land and wider marine environments as larger countries - over-population, development, economic insecurity and resource scarcity - but often lack the resources to protect them properly.

Talks will focus on the steps communities might take for a Wilder Future for their islands, against a global backdrop of ecosystem collapse and climate breakdown.


View the programme below with abstracts for each talk. 

You can watch the live streams of all the talks from the 3 day meeting on our Youtube channel here

The Blue Islands Charter, signed on 28th September in Alderney, can also be found below.


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IIEM & Wilder Islands Programme2.6 MB
Blue Islands Charter233.27 KB