[Coral-List] The Chagos Archipelago

Richard Dunne RichardPDunne at aol.com
Tue Mar 6 12:28:46 EST 2012


Some of you will recall the debates about the Chagos Archipelago in the 
Indian Ocean on Coral List when it was made an MPA on 1 April 2010.

There are 55 remote coral islands which were the former home of the 
indigenous Chagossians who were deported by the British Government 
between 1965 and 1973. On the southernmost island of Diego Garcia there 
is an US military base.

SPEAK - Human Rights and Environmental Initiative - has created a 
petition which it is asking anyone throughout the world to sign. Please 
visit their website at http://www.speakhumanrights.org/en/ and decide if 
you would like to support them. It is a good and just cause.

Richard P Dunne

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