National Parks Trust

of the Virgin Islands

OUR HISTORY

The National Parks Trust of The Virgin Islands (NPT) was established under the National Parks Ordinance of 1961 as a statutory body, responsible for parks and protected areas. We are a Board of Directors appointed by the Government of the British Virgin Islands, and collaborate closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration and government departments such as Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Town and Country Planning Department.

Over the years the National Parks Trust has grown from a voluntary organisation to one that is now professionally staffed. Our responsibilities have also increased from managing one National Park (Sage Mountain) in 1964 to managing twenty-one National Parks in 2017, and it is anticipated that more parks will be declared in the future.

The Trust’s work also includes Species Restoration, Marine Conservation, Reforestation, Biodiversity Research & Conservation, Environmental Education and Historical Preservation.

 Mr. Joseph Reynold O’Neal was the first Chairman of the National Parks Trust, when the first office opened in 1967. For his efforts in conservation in the BVI, the Botanic Gardens are named in his honour.  

OUR MISSION

To preserve and manage designated natural and cultural areas in order to improve the quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.

 

MEET THE NPTVI TEAM

Mr. Tabar Thomas
Ms. Everette Halliday
Ms. Denise Wintz
Ms. Denise Allen
Mr. Bienvenido Friday
Ms. Bernadine Todman
Mr. Denville Hodge
Mr. Ganshoun Harry
Mr Ronnie Thomas
Mr. Keith Grant
Mr. Finfun Peters
Mrs. Nancy Pascoe
Miss Natasha Harrigan
Miss Glenice Scatliffe
Mrs. Cathie Christopher

STAFF HIGHLIGHT

Keith Grant - Senior Terrestrial Warden

Mr. Keith Grant has worked with the National Parks Trust for over 20 years. As the Senior Terrestrial Warden, he and his team conserve, manage and maintain the terrestrial parks throughout the National Parks and Protected Areas System. They also work along with international partners like KEW to collect scientific specimens, conduct research and monitoring. 

 
 

CONSERVING NATURE'S LITTLE SECRETS SINCE 1961

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