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JNCC – UK Overseas Territories Report 1: JNCC/CEFAS Pitcairn Island 2020 Survey Report 2022


The Pitcairn Islands are an archipelago of four small volcanic and coral islands in the remote South Pacific (Pitcairn, Oeno, Henderson, and Ducie Islands). Only the second largest Island, Pitcairn is inhabited, with approximately 45–50 permanent residents. There is no permanent consular presence and the Territory is administered remotely by the FCO in London and the British High Commission in New Zealand.

This report provides a summary of the benthic ground-truthing and coral reef monitoring survey undertaken by JNCC and Cefas around the inhabited island of Pitcairn Island in January 2020. The data from the survey will feed directly into the management of the marine environment within the Pitcairn Marine Protected Area.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2022·07·01

O’Connor, J., Whomersley, P. & Archer-Rand, S. 2022. JNCC/Cefas Pitcairn Island 2020 Survey Report. JNCC – Overseas Territories Report 1. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 2753-6270.

This report was produced jointly by JNCC and Cefas for the Government of the Pitcairn Islands through the CSSF 2021/22 Implementing Coral Reef Action Plans project and forms part of the JNCC – Overseas Territories Report Series

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·08·03

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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