Progress against milestone 1.2040.2
High seas and coastal marine protected areas are established and enforced, and marine spatial plans are in place
November 13, 2020

Tristan da Cunha, the UK Overseas Territory, has declared that 687,000 square kilometres of its waters will become a new Marine Protection Zone, the largest no-take zone in the Atlantic with no fishing, deep-sea mining or other extractive activities permitted.

Almost three times the size of the UK, the Marine Protection Zone will safeguard the unique wildlife there, including 25 species of seabirds.