Île Howe

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Île Howe
L'île Howe is highlighted on this Kerguelen Islands map.
Location Indian Ocean
Coordinates 48° 51′ 32″ S 69° 26′ 31″ E
Archipelago Îles Kerguelen
Area 51.0 km2 (19.7 sq mi)
Length 8 km (5 mi)
Highest elevation 245 m (804 ft)
Highest point Mont des Moutons
District Îles Kerguelen
Population 0

Île Howe is one of the islands of the Kerguelen archipelago, situated to the north of Île Foch, just after Île MacMurdo. It is about 8 km in length. Apart from rabbits, it is free of introduced animals.

Important Bird Area[edit]

The island, along with the neighbouring, and relatively large, islands of Île Foch and Île Saint-Lanne Gramont, as well as the smaller Île MacMurdo, Île Briand, Îles Dayman and Îlots Hallet, has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because of its value as a breeding site, especially for seabirds, with at least 29 species nesting in the IBA.[1]


  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2012). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Île Foch, Île Sainte Lanne Gramont and Île Howe. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2012-01-21.

Coordinates: 48°52′S 69°27′E / 48.867°S 69.450°E / -48.867; 69.450