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13th November 2020

Great British Oceans statement on Tristan da Cunha marine protection zone

The Great British Oceans coalition warmly welcomes the announcement that Tristan da Cunha will designate 687,000 square kilometres (265,000 square…
Philip Hammond Spring Statement 2019Uncategorised
13th March 2019

UK Government supports Ascension Island Council’s ocean protection request

In his Spring Statement today, the Chancellor pledged "to help protect critical habitats, the government will support the call from…
Global map with threats to UKOTs colour codedUncategorised
27th February 2019

Research review of the UK Overseas Territories

A systematic survey of the scientific literature on marine environments in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) was published this month…
30th January 2019

Priorities for an International Ocean Strategy

30 January 2019 Last year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) announced they would be developing a new, whole of…
13th December 2018

Expert briefing – marine protected area standards

On Monday 3 December representatives of the UK Government's Blue Belt Programme, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK research agencies, Governments…
12th December 2018

GBO “disappointed” with South Sandwich Islands announcement: reaction

The Great British Oceans coalition is disappointed that the UK and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Governments have not…
6th December 2018

Wide support for Blue Belt Charter

Over 50 prominent international and domestic marine and environmental Non-Governmental Organisations, eminent scientists and world-leading Universities have today united to…
28th June 2018

Fully-protect the South Sandwich Islands

The South Sandwich Islands are near pristine and host globally significant wildlife, including approximately 10% of the world’s penguins. The…
Angela Smith MP with Richard Benyon MP and Lewis PughUK Overseas Territories
14th March 2018

MPs back the Blue Belt Charter

Great British Oceans commends the British public and Members of Parliament for backing the Blue Belt Charter Distinguished guests, including…
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
28th September 2017

South Sandwich Islands marine sanctuary

Great British Oceans supports the designation of a fully-protected South Sandwich Islands marine sanctuary South Georgia and the South Sandwich…
UK Overseas Territories
27th September 2016

Our Ocean conference, Washington DC

UK and Overseas Territories governments announced plans to protect an additional two million square kilometres of ocean for future generations.…