Island of St Helena


Island of St Helena is part of the Tentative list of United Kingdom in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Located in the south Atlantic, the Island of St Helena is nearly 2,000km from the nearest major landmass, making it one of the remotest places in the world. The island is composed mostly of rugged volcanic terrain and large coastal cliffs. The island was previously covered with unique endemic vegetation and bird life, including the iconic Wirebird. However human settlement has led to large change in land usage meaning the island now has large areas of bare rock, but starting in the 20th century there have been concerted efforts to conserve the remaining native species and restore elements of the previously forested interior.

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Full Name
Island of St Helena
United Kingdom
Natural landscape - Diverse ecosystems
2012 Revision

New Tentative List Nomination, replacing "St Helena - Diana's Peak etc"

1987 Requested by State Party to not be examined

Commend UK for attempts to preserve genetic heritage

1987 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Island of St Helena

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Island of St Helena: Island of St Helena (Dianas Peak) (T)


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