TIS Programme Manager Jacqui Evans has drafted a Strategic Plan till 2015 for the organization, which the Executive examined at their November meeting. Key areas are a programme for youth to “learn by doing”, implementation of a comprehensive membership strategy, conservation work in the Marine Park (Key Biodiversity Areas & Important Bird Areas) and assisting government with the development of environmental policies. TIS have so far sought input from the National Environment Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs Youth Division, the National Council of Women and Birdlife International. The plan is currently being re-aligned with the new National Sustainable Development Plan released earlier this month. A communications strategy is needed next to ensure our messages are getting out regularly and effectively. The plan will be completed by the end of Jan 2012.