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[an error occurred while processing this directive]New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands are a nature property that is designated a World Heritage Site. They comprise the five southernmost groups of New Zealand Outlying Islands. These islands are a haven for wildlife. They are rich in 40 different types of seabirds, five of which are endemic to the area.


Dent Island, Campbell Island group
Dent Island, Campbell Island group
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The New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands cover a total area of 76,458 hectares. They include the Antipodes Island, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island group, and The Snares. In addition, New Zealand is also looking after islands located near to the shores of Antarctica. These islands, namely Ross Island, Balleny Islands, Roosevelt Island and Scott Island, are claimed by New Zealand and are held in abeyance under the Antarctic Treaty System.

The only people to come to the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands are scientists and researchers. Since 1995, there are no permanent staff here, apart from Ross Island that has a number of research stations inhabited by scientists and researchers.


Flora on Campbell Island, one of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Flora on Campbell Island, one of the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 22nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Kyoto, Japan, on 30 November - 5 December, 1998.

Location: S50 45 0 E166 6 16
Inscription Year: 1998
Type: Natural
Inscription Criteria: IX, X

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