The site, located in the south Atlantic, is one of the least-disrupted island and marine ecosystems in the cool temperate zone. The spectacular cliffs of Gough and Inaccessible Islands, towering above the ocean, are free of introduced mammals and home to one of the world’s largest colonies of sea birds. Gough Island is home to two endemic species of land birds, the gallinule and the Gough rowettie, as well as to 12 endemic species of plants, while Inaccessible Island boasts two birds, eight plants and at least 10 invertebrates endemic to the island.

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2 sites in this World Heritage

  • Gough Island Wildlife Reserve
  • Inaccessible Island

Gough Island Wildlife Reserve

Inaccessible Island

DATA

Region
Europe
Country
UK and Ireland 
Category
Natural
Name
Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Selection Criteria (?)
(vii)(x)
Year of Registered
1995
Year of Revised
2004
Keyword
Island, Registered in 1995, Revised in 2004