Tristan Da Cunha declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Biodiversity
- Tristan da Cunha was declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean.
Important value additions
Tristan da Cunha
- It is also home to the world’s most remote human settlement.
- It is also an isolated UK Overseas Territory.
- It is a remote group of volcanic islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.
- It has its own constitution.
- It is also home to tens of millions of seabirds and several unique land birds.
- It is also home to the World Heritage Site of Gough and Inaccessible Islands, which is one of the most important seabird islands in the world.
Do you know?
- After joining the UK’s Blue Belt Programme, it will become the largest no-take zone in the Atlantic and the fourth largest on the planet.
- This means fishing, mining and any such activities will not be allowed.
- This will close over 90% of their waters to harmful activities such as bottom-trawling fishing, sand extraction and deep-sea mining.