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Pitcairn Islands

UNESCO World Heritage

United Kingdom, Pitcairn Islands, Henderson Island

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, June 28, 2012 at 04:31:55

Location Pitcairn Island group
Coordinates S24 22 0 W128 19 60
Property 3,700 ha
Date of Inscription 1988

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/487 )

Henderson Island, which lies in the eastern South Pacific, is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence. Its isolated location provides the ideal context for studying the dynamics of insular evolution and natural selection. It is particularly notable for the 10 plants and four land birds that are endemic to the island.

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