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6 June Turtle Exped

…al and Cultural Resources Program Manager (on Diego Garcia) and by the Senior Fisheries Patrol Officer (SFPO) (on remote islands) were organised. Data files (six sites) were exchanged for the ongoing Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) study conducted by the SFPO on the Great Chagos Bank. 9. Updates throughout the expedition were posted on Twitter (links to @BIOTscience) and on the Facebook site Chagos Turtles. Membership has reached almost…

Design a Stamp Competition for Children

…nd Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH. If you need to courier your entries, please contact BIOTAdmin@fco.gov.uk for further details, due to the restrictions on deliveries to the FCO. Have a look at our video page for some short films about the environment and wildlife of BIOT: https://biot.gov.io/about/videos/ Read on for some more information on coral, reefs and the British Indian Ocean Territory. Coral reef environments…

Privacy and cookies

…ll treat all relevant personal information in accordance with UK data protection legislation, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR, in so far as it is applicable and suitable to local circumstances and construed with such modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as local circumstances render necessary. Your data will be stored securely by the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration. There may be…

BIOT Plants Stamp Issue 02.05.18

…ordata (£1) – also known as Cordia Ipomoea pes- caprae (£2.50) – also known as Beach Morning Glory Scaevola taccada (featured on the first day cover) – also known as Scavvy You can buy these stamps and their First Day Covers online from the BIOT Post Office, or from the Stanley Gibbons stamp shop on the Strand in London: http://www.biotpostoffice.com/index.asp The Chagos Archipelago is a large and isolated atoll complex, dominated by coral…

Stamps and Coins

  POSTAGE STAMPS A wide range of current and past issues of British Indian Ocean Territory postage stamps and first day covers can be purchased online from the BIOT Post Office on Diego Garcia (using PayPal) and they will be sent out to you direct from the Territory: http://www.biotpostoffice.com/index.asp They can also be purchased from the Stanley Gibbons stamp shop on the Strand in London. Details of our past stamp issues can be found…

BIOT WWI Centenary Stamp Issue 11.11.18

…oats were still necessary for moving men and materiel. The war at sea is often forgotten in the perception that the war was all fought in the trenches. But ships enabled men and goods to move between continents, making it a truly global war. The naval blockade prevented vital foodstuffs from reaching Germany and unrestricted German submarine warfare threatened the Allies. Due to the lack of radio communication links with Britain, it took months…

BIOT WRNS 100 Stamp Issue 28.11.17

…Wrens working on a lathe. Second pair: modern day ops room warfare specialist and WWII boat crew. Third pair: modern day (first) female submariners and 1970s radar plotter. You can buy these stamps and their First Day Covers online from the BIOT Post Office, or from the Stanley Gibbons stamp shop on the Strand in London: http://www.biotpostoffice.com/index.asp The Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS, also known as the Wrens) was the…

WWI Aircraft Stamps Released 06.03.17

…the Royal Air Force, which is the oldest independent air force in the world. The First Day Cover for this issue depicts a Sopwith Camel flying over a field of poppies. The poppies are a symbol of remembrance after the famous poem “In Flanders Fields” from 1915 by Lt Col John McCrae, symbolising the spilled blood of war. You can buy these stamps and their First Day Covers online from the BIOT Post Office: http://www.biotpostoffice.com/index.asp…

Britain’s Treasure Islands

Stewart McPherson’s three-part series “Britain’s Treasure Islands“, broadcast in April 2016 on BBC4, highlighted the incredible diversity of wildlife and the important conservation work being undertaken in the UK’s Overseas Territories. The British Indian Ocean Territory featured in episode one, “Ocean Odyssey”. There are also a series of mini-documentaries, images and other resources available online

Turtle Stamp Issue Released 16.11.16

…ding season. These findings show how academic and governmental collaborations across nations are needed to fully protect sea turtles. Together with the stamps we are releasing a tri-fold information leaflet about the biology of sea turtles in BIOT – BIOT Turtle Stamps Leaflet. You can buy these stamps and their First Day Covers from the BIOT Post Office online: http://www.biotpostoffice.com/index.asp…

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