The Chagos Archipelago
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The Chagos Archipelago

A Biological Biography

Charles Sheppard

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The Chagos Archipelago

A Biological Biography

Charles Sheppard

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About This Book

This book is the story of the natural history of Chagos Archipelago, and of the efforts of many to get it recognized as an important and protected wildlife reserve. Exploring its immense natural riches and biodiversity, both on islands and in the marine environment, this book addresses competing claims to its resources, its politics, and the desire of some commercial and political parties to exploit the area. It is about the fight to conserve a wonderland of biodiversity and obtain its protection from exploitation, especially of its reefs and other marine life.

This book shows the importance of the Chagos Archipelago and why so much research was done there. Rather than being a typical research book, this work presents research in a narrative form and describes the now substantial Government, UN, and legal interest in the archipelago since the UK was told to 'decolonise' it. It is also the story of our planet in miniature: the archipelago encapsulates much of the world's conservation tribulations in a way we can much more easily understand. This narrative will explore the difficulties faced by the Chagos Archipelago, including displaced people, old and derelict industries (coconut in this case), the military, politics, rich and untouched ecosystems that some want to exploit, ruined habitats on land, climate change, and territorial claims. It will examine how all of these factors have affected the natural history, biodiversity, and conservation of the archipelago.

With beautiful photography of the Chagos Archipelago coral reefs and islands, as well as graphs indicating their findings, this book offers professionals, researchers, academics, and students in conservation and biodiversity an insight into one of the world's most diverse ecosystems. It is also accessible for non?academic readers with an interest in climate change, biodiversity, and the importance of conservation.

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Publisher
CRC Press
Year
2024
ISBN
9781040016947

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1 A Tour of the Archipelago
  9. Chapter 2 Geography, Origins, Human Use
  10. Chapter 3 Natural History of the Islands and Human Settlement
  11. Chapter 4 Restoration, Rats, and the Persistence of the Coconut
  12. Chapter 5 Coral Reefs of Chagos
  13. Chapter 6 Dark Ages and Enlightenment
  14. Chapter 7 The First Ocean Heatwave
  15. Chapter 8 Connections and the Major Reef Components
  16. Chapter 9 Creation of the BIOT Marine Reserve
  17. Chapter 10 Climate Change Research
  18. Chapter 11 The World’s Conservation Conundrum in One Archipelago
  19. Chapter 12 What of the Future?
  20. Index
Citation styles for The Chagos Archipelago

APA 6 Citation

Sheppard, C. (2024). The Chagos Archipelago (1st ed.). CRC Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/4342416 (Original work published 2024)

Chicago Citation

Sheppard, Charles. (2024) 2024. The Chagos Archipelago. 1st ed. CRC Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/4342416.

Harvard Citation

Sheppard, C. (2024) The Chagos Archipelago. 1st edn. CRC Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/4342416 (Accessed: 22 June 2024).

MLA 7 Citation

Sheppard, Charles. The Chagos Archipelago. 1st ed. CRC Press, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.