In 2010, the UK took the first step by establishing the Chagos Marine Reserve. We have the means and the opportunity to take action now to protect additional ocean ecosystems in the Overseas Territories. A coalition
of leading conservation and environmental organisations is calling on the UK Government to take action to protect special areas of significant environmental importance – by establishing some of the largest, fully protected marine reserves on earth
As well as taking steps to protect marine areas around the UK mainland, we also need urgent action to safeguard the waters surrounding our Overseas Territories. We can act now to secure our national marine heritage before the incredible biodiversity in our waters is lost, leaving a lasting global legacy for our oceans and for future generations.