National parks and reserves on the island of Saint Helena

National parks and reserves on the island of Saint Helena

The only archipelago reserve – Diana-Pike National Park, located around the top of the Mountain of the same name (818 m) on the island of Saint Helena. The highest point of the island and the numerous small plateau surrounding it before the person’s arrival were covered with thickets of the relict forest, in which about 40 breeds of plants who did not meet anywhere else on Earth. As the island is developed, the forest was almost completely cut down, and now has great efforts to restore this amazing ecotionosis, in which about 40 endemic plants are growing.

National parks and reserves on the island of Saint Helena

In 1995-2006. The entire territory of the Islands of the Hof and Insecessive Islands (Tristan da Cunya group) was entirely included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a sample of one of the most untouched marine ecosystems on the planet, and now work is underway to create a natural reserve. The exciting cliffs of these islands are home to one of the largest colonies of seabirds in the world. At the same time, two endemic species of birds (Kamnia and Roulevet) and 12 local plant species live on the island of Hoff, and on the island of Insecessive – two species of birds, eight types of plants and at least 10 kinds of invertebrates who have not found anywhere on Earth.

National parks and reserves on the island of Saint Helena

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