Archipiélago de Revillagigedo
The Archipiélago de Revillagigedo comprises four remote Pacific islands known for their biodiversity and geological features.
The area is a transition zone, provides important stepping-stones for migratory species and has a high level of endemism. The designated area also includes the surrounding waters with their largely undisturbed marine ecosystems.
Isla San Benedicto, Isla Socorro, Isla Roca Partida and Isla Clarión are uninhabited apart from two small naval bases. They are islands of volcanic origin, and some of the volcanoes are still very active.
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Full name: Archipiélago de Revillagigedo
2016 - InscribedReasons for inscription
The site has 10 connections.
- Critically endangered fauna species the only known breeding site for the Critically Endangered Townsend’s Shearwater (Puffinus auricularis) (AB ev)
- Endemic Bird Species Socorro and Clarión wrens, the Socorro dove (extinct in wild), Clarión mourning dove, Socorro mockingbird, Socorro parakeet , Townsend's shearwater
- Marine sites
- Pacific Ocean
- Recently Active Volcanoes San Benedicto had a major eruption as recently as 1952-3
- Uninhabited islands The nominated property is uninhabited apart from the presence of a Mexican Navy station on Socorro (around 100 people) and a very small base on Clarión (around 10 people). (AB ev)
- Pliocene "Clarion is the westernmost and oldest island (early Pliocene). Rota Partida is a rocky islet and is the throat of an old volcano. It is younger than Clarion but older than Socorro, the largest island (early Pleistocene), and San Benedicto, the youngest and northernmost island (late Pleistocene)." See
WHS on Other Lists
- Ramsar Wetlands 2004