Campbell Island group

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Campbell Island group
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Map of Campbell Island group
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Location relative to New Zealand and other outlying islands
Geography
Area 113.3 km2 (43.7 sq mi)
Country
New Zealand
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

The Campbell Island group (or Campbell Islands) is a group of subantarctic islands, belonging to New Zealand. It lies about 600 km south of Stewart Island. The group has a total area of 113.31 km2 (43.75 sq mi), consisting of one big island, Campbell Island (112.68 km2 or 43.51 sq mi), and several small islets, notably Dent Island (0.23 km2 or 0.089 sq mi), Isle de Jeanette Marie (0.11 km2 or 0.042 sq mi, Folly Island (or Folly Islands), Jacquemart Island (0.19 km2 or 0.073 sq mi), and Monowai Island (also known as Lion Rock, 0.08 km2 or 0.031 sq mi)1. Ecologically, they are part of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion. The group is one of five subantarctic island groups collectively designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. [1]

Important Bird Area[edit]

The whole Campbell Island group has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because of its significance as a breeding site for several species of seabirds as well as the endemic Campbell teal and Campbell snipe. The seabirds are southern rockhopper and yellow-eyed penguins, Antipodean, southern royal, light-mantled, black-browed, Campbell and grey-headed albatrosses, northern giant and white-chinned petrels, and the Campbell shag.[2]

Geography[edit]

The Campbell island group is relatively flat, however due to tectonic pressure there are mountains in the center of each island.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

1[1]

  1. ^ New Zealand Subantarctic Islands - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  2. ^ BirdLife International. (2012). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Campbell Island (and outliers). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2012-01-22.

External links[edit]

  • Map of the Campbell Island group with several surrounding islets, including Jacquemart Island lying south of the main island and Dent island lying northwest of the main island