Island Inaccessible in Great Britain (Topic)

Traval Articles » Travel » Island Inaccessible in Great Britain

Island Inaccessible in Great Britain

Rating: 8,1/10 (2476 votes)
ImageThe beautifully named Inaccessible Island is another British-owned island in the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. Its area is only 14 km?. This island is volcanic in origin, it is surrounded by high cliffs from different sides, so it is very difficult to land on it both from the sea and from an airplane. Thanks to this, the facts of the island got its name. As usual, due to the absence of people on the hard-to-reach island, unique representatives of flora and fauna, for example, crested penguins and yellow-nosed albatross, are perfectly preserved here. It is also home to the Tristan Shepherd (Atlantisia rogersi), the smallest flightless bird in the world. This allowed the island to be included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with neighboring Gough Island. The island was baptized Inaccessible back in 1652, when the crew of the Dutch ship t'Nachtglas, even after several attempts, could not land on its shores. And in 1871, the Germans, the Stoltenhoff brothers, specialists in the seal trade, came here. As a result, due to the fact that ships rarely come to the island, they had to stay here for two years. During the 20th century, scientists on expeditions came to the Inaccessible Island more than once, during which more and more rare species of birds and plants were discovered. Already in 1976, Inaccessible Island, along with Nightingale Island, were declared wildlife reserves. Today, the protected area includes all territories 20 km from the island, and landing on it is strictly limited.

We also recommend reading Office of the Federal Chancellor of Germany in Austria, Berlin Spa

Topic: Island Inaccessible in Great Britain.Island Inaccessible in Great Britain

Author: Kelly Costine