the isolated UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean at 687,000 square kilometres.
About Tristan da Cunha
- It is a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean.
- This archipelago is lying approximately 1,511 miles (2,432 km) off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa
- The territory consists of the inhabited island, Tristan da Cunha, which has a diameter of roughly 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) and an area of 98 square kilometres
- It is home to the world’s most remote human settlement
- It is the fourth largest completely protected marine area in the world and the largest in the Atlantic.
- Now it has joined the UK’s Blue Belt Programme, therefore 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.
- It is home to tens of millions of seabirds and several unique land birds that are comparable to the Galapagos island finches