03/02/2010 - So what do you think: should the Chagos Islands archipelago be turned into a marine reserve, or shouldn't it?
If you care either way, you have until the end of the week to give the UK government your views.
If you don't care either way... well, read on, and perhaps you'll decide whether it matters or not.
The colonial history of the Chagos does not make a pretty tale.
The Pew Environment Group is one making a lot of headway here, as demonstrated by its involvement in the Chagos application, the recently-declared Palau shark sanctuary, and the 2008 US Pacific territories plan.
Read the entire article "Troubled History Tinges Marine Plan" on the BBC Web site.