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Current Affair Diary 17/11/2020

Tristan da Cunha

✓Tristan da Cunha was declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic Ocean.

✓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.

✓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.


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