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Gough and Inaccessible Islands
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Type of site: Natural
Date: -
Date of Inscription: 1995, 2004
Location: Europe, UK of Great Britain and N.Ireland, St Helena Dependency, Tristan da Cunha Island group
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Description: The 14-km2 Inaccessible Island was affixed to the already inscribed (1995) Gough Island Wildlife Reserve, in the South Atlantic. The site, now known as Gough and Inaccessible Islands, is among the cool temperate zone’s least-disrupted islands and marine ecosystems. Each of the island’s stunning cliffs soar above the ocean, their habitats free of introduced mammals and housing one of the world's largest sea bird colonies. Gough Island accommodates two endemic species of land birds (the gallinule and the Gough rowettie), in addition to 12 endemic plant species, whereas Inaccessible Island possesses two birds, eight plants and at least ten invertebrates endemic to the island. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Gough Island (also known historically as Diego Alvarez) is a volcanic island rising from the South Atlantic Ocean to heights of over 900 metres (2950 ft) above sea level with an area of 26 square miles. It is a dependency of Tristan da Cunha, which in turn is a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena. It is uninhabited except for the crew of a weather station which the South African National Antarctic Programme has maintained continually on the island since 1956. It is one of the most remote places with a constant human presence. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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