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Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island in the world, located 2,700km from Cape Town. It is home to a community of around 270 UK citizens, who have made a visionary commitment to establish a protection regime for their vast 754,000 square kilometres of territorial waters by the end of 2020.

The islands are famed for some of the world’s most important seabird breeding sites, including the endemic Tristan Albatross. There are also populations of seals, penguin colonies, bluefin tuna and blue sharks.

BLUE has joined our partner organisations RSPB and the National Geographic Society, which have been working with the Tristan da Cunha community for a number of years. BLUE is supporting the development of potential models of long-term community support that will recognise the islanders’ globally significant contribution to marine conservation.

All Tristan da Cunha photos by National Geographic Pristine Seas

Tristan da Cunha

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754,000 sq km of territorial waters

Home to the critically endangered Tristan Albatross

The most remote inhabited island in the world

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