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Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

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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Site Info

Full name: Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

Unesco ID: 1510

Inscribed: 2016

Type: Natural

Criteria: 7   9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2016 - Inscribed 


The site has 4 locations.

  • Archipiélago de Revillagigedo: Isla Clarion
  • Archipiélago de Revillagigedo: Isla Roca Partida
  • Archipiélago de Revillagigedo: Isla San Benedicto
  • Archipiélago de Revillagigedo: Isla Socorro


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  • Endemic Bird Species: Socorro and Clarión wrens, the Socorro dove (extinct in wild), Clarión mourning dove, Socorro mockingbird, Socorro parakeet , Townsend's shearwater
  • Critically endangered fauna species: the only known breeding site for the Critically Endangered Townsend’s Shearwater (Puffinus auricularis) (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  Link


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