The New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands consist of five island groups (the Snares, Bounty Islands, Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands and Campbell Island) in the Southern Ocean south-east of New Zealand. The islands, lying between the Antarctic and Subtropical Convergences and the seas, have a high level of productivity, biodiversity, wildlife population densities and endemism among birds, plants and invertebrates. They are particularly notable for the large number and diversity of pelagic seabirds and penguins that nest there. There are 126 bird species in total, including 40 seabirds of which five breed nowhere else in the world.

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5 sites in this World Heritage

  • The Snares
  • Bounty Islands
  • Antipodes Islands
  • Auckland Islands
  • Campbell Island

The Snares

Bounty Islands

Antipodes Islands

Auckland Islands

Campbell Island

DATA

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
New Zealand 
Category
Natural
Name
New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Selection Criteria (?)
(ix)(x)
Year of Registered
1998
Keyword
Island, Registered in 1998