Aquat Conserv 2012 Mar;22(2):232-261
Oceanographic Research Institute, PO Box 10712, Marine Parade, Durban, 4056, South Africa.
The Chagos Archipelago was designated a no-take marine protected area (MPA) in 2010; it covers 550 000 km, with more than 60 000 km shallow limestone platform and reefs. This has doubled the global cover of such MPAs.It contains 25-50% of the Indian Ocean reef area remaining in excellent condition, as well as the world's largest contiguous undamaged reef area. Read More