Reducing the impacts of plastic on the BIOT natural environment


British Indian Ocean Territory
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Ref: DPLUS090

Status: Current

Round:
7
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
Swansea Univeristy, British Indian Ocean Territory Administration
Start Date:
01-04-19
End Date:
31-03-22
Funding:
£330,476.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Island biodiversity, Marine coastal, Marine, Coastal
Threats To Biodiversity:
Pollution
Broad Approches:
Ecosystem conservation
Specific Tools:
Impact assessment, Monitoring, Cepa
Countries:
British Indian Ocean Territory
Project Summary:
BIOT’s coastal ecosystems are threatened by the accumulation of large volumes of plastic debris. Consumption of single-use plastic (SUP) on Diego Garcia (DG) also creates waste streams that are hard to manage in this remote location. This project will empower BIOT stakeholders to implement cleaning strategies on target beaches, mitigating the impacts of plastics on nesting turtles. We will develop long-term strategies to enable systemic change, reducing DG’s SUP consumption, improving disposal and recycling practices.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS090 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-10-09 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS090 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS090 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS090 HYR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00