Heard and McDonald Islands

Heard and McDonald Islands
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Heard Island and McDonald Islands are uninhabited, barren islands located in the Southern Ocean, with a complete absence of alien plants and animals, as well as human impact.

The islands have been territories of Australia since 1947, and contain the only two active volcanoes in Australian territory, one of which, Mawson Peak, is the highest Australian mountain.

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Full Name
Heard and McDonald Islands
Unesco ID
577
Country
Australia
Inscribed
1997
Type
Natural
Criteria
8 9
Categories
Natural landscape - Volcanic and thermal
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1997 Inscribed

1991 Referred

Bureau - 1st ever sub-Antarctic nomination. Uniqueness c.f. other such islands not clear. Not sure if it meets criteria

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