Anguilla – wildlife and heritage


Anguilla – wildlife and heritage

This mini-documentary explores Anguilla, a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. Anguilla is a flat limestone island surrounded by several smaller islands and cays. The land supports a diverse scrub of frangipanis, airplants and cacti, and the beaches provide habitat for nesting sea turtles. Across the island, several salt ponds are a haven for birdlife and offshore islands harbour some of the most important seabird breeding colonies in the entire Caribbean. But perhaps Anguilla’s most surprising secret is its many large cave systems that harbour dozens of ancient Amerindian carvings.

Britain’s Treasure Islands mini-documentaries

A series of short documentaries designed for on-line release exploring the wildlife, cultures and history of the UK Overseas Territories.

This film is one of forty mini-documentaries made from the footage not used in the broadcast series.

Visit to view all 40 mini-documentaries free of charge.

Please note: although complementary to the BBC FOUR series, the 40 short mini-documentaries are not commissioned or editorially overseen by BBC.

To discovery the wildlife, history and cultures of all of the UK Overseas Territories, please visit

Britain's Treasure Islands, Simon Vacher's camerawork

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