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Lord Howe Island Group
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1982
Location: Australia, New South Wales
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Description: Raised from volcanic activity 2,000 m under the sea, this group of isolated oceanic islands is home to numerous local animals, especially birds. The site flaunts an impressive topography. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at   Lord Howe Island is a small island in the Pacific Ocean 600 kilometres (373 mi) east of the Australian mainland. Along with Ball's Pyramid, it is administered by the Lord Howe Island Board, one of 175 local authorities in the state of New South Wales, and is part of the Mid-North Coast Statistical Division. It is not considered a Local Government Area and is therefore unincorporated (as is the Unincorporated Far West Region), but is self-governed by the Lord Howe Island Board. The Lord Howe Island group was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1982 in recognition of its unique beauty and biodiversity. The Lord Howe Island Marine Park and Lord Howe Island Marine Park (commonwealth waters) protect the waters surrounding the island group. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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