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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, which took place on 5 – 6 March 2018. The workshop brought together scientists, academics, representatives from non-governmental organisations and experts on conservation management. The aim of the workshop …

BIOT Plants Stamp Issue 02.05.18

On 2 May 2018, the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration is releasing a set of six stamps and a first day cover portraying a variety of flowering plants: these are all species that are native to the Territory. The plants featured are: Barringtonia asiatica (60p) – also known as the …

Conservation Management Plan 2018 – 2023

On 5 – 6 March 2018, the BIOT Administration hosted a workshop in London to begin the process of developing a new Conservation Management Plan for the Territory. The workshop brought together scientists, academics, representatives from non-governmental organisations and experts on conservation management. The aim of the workshop was to …

Design a Stamp Competition for Children

Year of the Reef: Design a Stamp Competition 2018 is the Year of the Reef and to celebrate, we are running a competition for children aged 4 – 17 years old to design an official postage stamp for the British Indian Ocean Territory. The design theme is “Why are coral …

Chagossian Heritage Visit Feb 2018

Following two visits that took place towards the end of 2017, the third in the expanded programme of Chagossian heritage visits took place in mid-February. The programme of visits is primarily aimed at first generation Chagossians and offers an opportunity for them to visit the islands. This visit saw a …

BIOT WRNS 100 Stamp Issue 28.11.17

On 28 November 2017, the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration is releasing a set of three se-tenant pairs of stamps and a first day cover celebrating the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service. The stamps feature women in the Royal Navy today juxtaposed against WRENS throughout …

EU Funded Environmental Information Projects

The BIOT Administration received funding from the EU BEST initiative for several environmental information projects in the Territory, which are aimed at raising awareness on protecting species and habitats in BIOT. These projects included information boards, located at key sites on Diego Garcia, as well as environmental brochures and an …