02/09/2009 - A group of leading conservation organisations have hatched a plan to create one of the world’s largest marine reserves in British waters. The reserve is to be located in the pristine tropical waters of the Chagos Islands, part of Britain’s Indian Ocean Territory, and it would be comparable in size and quality to the Great Barrier Reef.
The Chagos Conservation Trust plans to launch the new proposal in early March at the Royal Society in London. The plan will be backed by leading conservation groups, including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Zoological Society, the Linnean Society and the Pew Environment Group, a powerful American charity.
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