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1 . Anguilla     Anguilla
Anguilla is an overseas territory of the UK, and consists of a small carbonate island together with a number of smaller offshore cays. Fringing reefs are widespread, particularly on the south coast, and there are other reefs on the offshore cays. Anguilla has suffered fewer impacts than most other islands in the region. With no rivers there is little pointsource runoff, and although tourism development has been significant, it has had little direct impact. Dog Island, some distance off to the northwest, has reefs which are among the least impacted and visitors are actively discouraged. Plans to establish a satellite launching pad on the small island of Sombrero have recently been overturned, largely due to environmental concerns. It harbors an important bird colony, and its surrounding reefs are considered important, although they remain poorly documented.
Source: Spalding, M.D., C. Ravilious and E.P. Green , 2001 , World Atlas of Coral Reefs . Prepared at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. University of California Press,Berkeley,USA.421p. (See Document)

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