Jost van Dykes (BVI) Preservation Society
Unstoppable forces of economic and social development have a cost – the gradual erosion of natural beauty and cultures. Such change is seen worldwide, and the Caribbean islands are no exception. One particular island in the British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dykes, has been only lightly developed, despite its three century history. With only 250 residents, it still serves as a microcosm of the rich history and natural beauty of the entire Caribbean. JVDPS was founded to capture, preserve, and protect the island’s environment and cultural elements that have evolved and make them available to future generations.