Site: Falklands Conservation AreaCountry:
The Falklands are mentioned in the IUCN gap study. There are around 30 different habitats currently recognised, some identified as 'threatened' or 'vulnerable'. Between them they support around 180 native vascular plants of which 14 are endemic, and some globally and nationally threatened. Lower plants are well represented with continuing discoveries of new mosses, liverworts and lichens. There are over 250 insects recorded including the endemic subspecies Queen of the Falklands Fritillary. Whilst the Falklands is renowned for its seabirds two of its three endemic bird species; Cobb's wren and tussac bird are land birds, as are 12 of the 13 endemic subspecies. Much of the marine environment of the Islands remains unstudied; however, it is known to support a rich assemblage of cephalopods, globally significant seabird populations, some which are threatened. These include penguins, albatrosses, and petrels. There are three breeding species of seal and over 20 species of cetaceans have been recorded. These include inshore and offshore populations of dolphins and whales, including important assemblages of the endangered sei and fin whales.Criteria:
naturalSite: Inns of CourtCountry:
The Inns of Court are operating associations of barristers in London. They were modelled after mediaeval trade guilds and have been in continuous use since the 14th century. The mediaeval buildings in the Temple District include historical libraries, dining rooms and accommodation, which are still in use. The Inns of Court served as models for later similar institutions in Ireland and the USA. The justice system (apart of prisons) is a gap mentioned by Icomos in its gap study. Criteria:
Ancoats is an area of Manchester famous as the "cradle of the industrial revolution" and as the first industrial suburb. It is home to numerous historic factories from the beginning of the 19th century, most of which are cotton mills. In addition to cotton cloths, flint glass and machinery were also produced there.Criteria:
Madrid's Baroque centre, including monumental axes, squares, palaces and the Buen Retiro Park, represents one of the most important colonial powers in history. It served as a model for many urban landscapes in Latin America.Criteria:
I would also like to make a second attempt at Alaka'i Swamp
in Hawaii, USA, which I have already proposed. As to now we have no terrestrial biomes from Polynesia. IUCN proposes the rainforests. Alaka'i Swamp (which is no swamp, but a rainforest) is the largest of its sort and is still intact. It is also one of the wettest places on Earth.