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Henderson Island
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Henderson Island

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: United Kingdom
Best of: Island, Wild Life
Henderson Island, which lies in the eastern South Pacific, is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence. Its isolated location provides the ideal context for studying the dynamics of insular evolution and natural selection. It is particularly notable for the 10 plants and four land birds that are endemic to the island.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Henderson Island", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.