The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), an archipelago of 58 islands covering some 640,000 sq km of ocean, is a British Overseas Territory. It is administered from London and is located approximately halfway between East Africa and Indonesia.

Access is restricted and a permit is required in advance of travel.



Bertarelli Foundation BIOT Marine Science Symposium

On Tuesday 11 September, the Bertarelli Foundation’s first marine science symposium took place at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Speake…

Conservation Management Plan Workshop Report

The Blue Belt Programme has produced a report setting out what was discussed at the BIOT Administration’s Conservation Management Plan Workshop, whi…

Planned Heritage Visits 2018/19

The British Government announced in November 2016 a support package to fund projects to improve the livelihoods of Chagossians in the communities wher…




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Bertarelli Foundation BIOT Marine Science Symposium

On Tuesday 11 September, the Bertarelli Foundation’s first marine science symposium took place at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Speake…

BIOT Children’s Stamp Competition Issue 04.09.18

In March this year, the BIOT Administration launched a competition to design an official stamp for the Territory with the theme “Why are coral reefs…

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