a
a
a
a
a
a

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.

Map

Community Reviews


Share your experiences!

Have you been to Archipiélago de Revillagigedo? Click here to add your own review.

Site Info

Full name: Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

Site History

Locations

The site has 4 locations.

  • 'Isla Clarion
  • 'Isla Roca Partida
  • 'Isla San Benedicto
  • 'Isla Socorro

Connections

The site has 10 connections.

Ecology

  • 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

Geography

Timeline

  • 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

Trivia

WHS on Other Lists