Chagos Conservation Trust – US

Committed to the preservation of the natural diversity of plant and animal species through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction.

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Call for Applications for the 2016 CCT-US expedition scholarship

Red-footed Booby.  Credit: Petty Officer Lisa Kedding USN

Red-footed Booby. Credit: Petty Officer Lisa Kedding USN

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Safeguarding The Dream! Chagos features in this months issue of Surf Simply magazine. Click here  to find out more



The Chagos Archipelago contains some of the healthiest coral reefs and in The Great Chagos Bank, the largest coral atoll to be found on our planet. Scientists fear that half of the world’s coral reefs could be lost by 2025. It is essential to save them: hundreds of millions of people depend on healthy reefs in one way or another. Living reefs provide food, protect beaches from erosion, and form a treasure house of genetically diverse creatures and plants.

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Protected area

Chagos has been designated as a Marine Protected Area. This declaration makes the Chagos Archipelago one of the largest no-take marine reserve in the world, totaling more than 250,000 square miles, an area four times the area of Florida. It surpasses the scope of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the waters of the northwestern Hawaiian Islands by over 100,000 square miles.

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About the Trust

The Chagos Conservation Trust - US is a fully registered US 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, set up to support the ongoing protection of the Chagos Archipelago. Recently designated as a Marine Protected Area, it is time for humanity to honor this pledge to conservation. The Chagos Conservation Trust - US is working tirelessly towards this goal.

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Join us

We value your support. By joining the The Chagos Conservation Trust - US, you will be part of a sustained conservation effort in the Chagos. Members will be kept abreast of developments in the Chagos as they happen, and receive regular updates on conservation and management activities through a newsletter.

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