Gough and Inaccessible Islands
|Gough and Inaccessible Islands|
|Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List|
Map of the islands,
|UNESCO region||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||1995 (19th Session)|
|Designated||20 November 2008|
Gough and Inaccessible Islands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the archipelago of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic Ocean. It consists of Gough Island (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) and Inaccessible Island. (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.)
Gough Island was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1995. In 2004 the site was extended. The marine zone of Gough Island was extended from 3 to 12 miles and Inaccessible Island was included with the surrounding marine zone extending out to 12 miles. The site was renamed Gough and Inaccessible Islands.
The selection criteria for the site do not include its geomorphic interest. However, there has been ongoing discussion of including Gough and Inaccessible Islands in a possible "serial trans-boundary nomination" for the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which would include other volcanic sites in the Atlantic.
- BirdLife International (2015). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gough Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/02/2015
- BirdLife International (2015). Species factsheet: Procellaria conspicillata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2015.
- "UNESCO Committee Decision 19COM VIII.A.1", 1995, retrieved 12 February 2014
- "UNESCO Committee Decision 28COM 14B.17", 2004, retrieved 12 February 2014
- "Mid-Atlantic Ridge". Retrieved 19 January 2015.