Chagos Conservation Management Plan
- This Chagos Conservation Management Plan (CCMP) takes a fresh look at the conservation of the biodiversity and natural resources of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). Various legal and management interventions already exist, but the government has recognised the need for a more comprehensive approach to ensure the long-term protection and sustainable use of this region. This document does not aim to replace existing management but rather seeks to complement it, and add to it in matters relating to good environ- mental governance of the region. The archipelago is arguably the most important island and coral reef wilderness area in the Indian Ocean, and with its vast reefs (Figure 1.1) and about 50 small islands (Figure 1.2), it is a place of unrivalled conservation interest.
- Sheppard Charles , Spalding Mark .
- fish,turtles,birds, climate change, management plan, SST, sea-level rise, storm activity, rainfall, climate, pollution