Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 REGIONAL

bullet2 Island Resources Foundation

HQ address:   123 Main Street, Box 3097

Road Town, Tortola

 British Virgin Islands



Region: Americas

Type of Organisation: NGO,  

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


Island Resources Foundation was founded in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1972, dedicated to the premise that islands are special places, with particularly fragile environments and exceptionally vulnerable development options. Our primary geographic focus for over three decades has been the insular Caribbean and our central mission has been to assist small islands to meet the challenges of social, economic and institutional growth while protecting and enhancing their environments.

The Foundation has contributed to a considerable body of island-specific information and programs that recognize the uniqueness of island conditions, the vulnerabilities of island environments, and the special qualities of island life.

Four program areas comprise the principal experience base of the Foundation:

    * Environmental Policy and Law

    * Environmental Planning, Sustainable Development and Impact Assessment

    * Resource Protection and Biodiversity Conservation

    * Institutional Development and Environmental Information