Tag: GB – Gough and Inaccessible Islands

University helps UK Overseas Territory become sanctuary for wildlife; M Alan Williams; University of Plymouth

Professor of Deep-Sea Ecology Kerry Howell and PhD candidate Amelia Bridges, from the University of Plymouth, have helped the world’s most remote inhabited island to become a sanctuary for wildlife.

Source: University helps UK Overseas Territory become sanctuary for wildlife

They tried to save seabirds from giant mice on a remote island, but Covid-19 left them stranded; Amy Woodyatt; CNN

A team of conservationists who were trying to save endangered seabirds from giant mice on one of the world’s most remote islands have been rescued by the UK military after becoming stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: They tried to save seabirds from giant mice on a remote island, but Covid-19 left them stranded

The Most Remote Islands in the Atlantic Ocean Need Protection; Pew Trusts

In the remote waters of the South Atlantic Ocean lies the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, some 2,400 kilometres west of South Africa. A chain of four islands, Tristan da Cunha covers a small land area but it has an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) close to three times the size of the United Kingdom: 754,000 square kilometres.

Source: The Most Remote Islands in the Atlantic Ocean Need Protection

The World Heritage State of Conservation Information System – 5 Successful Years !; Unesco

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UK – Gough and Inaccessible Islands

Five years ago, on 5 December 2012, the World Heritage State of Conservation Information System was publicly launched. This database offers a trove of reliable information on the state of conservation of natural and cultural World Heritage properties since 1979 and the threats they have faced in the past, or are currently facing.

The State of Conservation Information System currently proposes over 3.400 reports on 547 World Heritage properties located in 143 States Parties and with close to 1,000,000 pageviews, it has become and vital tool for World Heritage stakeholders and a major source of information for all interested in heritage conservation.

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