Judge and Clerk Islets

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Judge and Clerk Islets
Judge and Clerk Islets is located in Oceania
Judge and Clerk Islets
Judge and Clerk Islets
Location in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean
Location Southwestern Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 54°21′S 159°00′E / 54.350°S 159.000°E / -54.350; 159.000
Area 20 ha (49 acres)
State Tasmania
Population uninhabited
Type Natural
Criteria vii, viii
Designated 1997 (21st session)
Reference no. 629
State Party Australia
Region Asia-Pacific

The Judge and Clerk Islets are small islands, with a total land and reef area of no more than 20 hectares (49 acres), lying 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of Macquarie Island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. They are, with Macquarie Island, part of Tasmania, Australia.[1] They are in the Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and were inscribed in 1997 on the UNESCO World Heritage Area,[2] and form a Special Management Area within the nature reserve. They are very infrequently visited and are free of introduced animals and plants.[3]

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  1. ^ "Macquarie Island World Heritage Area". Parks and Wildlife Tasmania. 
  2. ^ "Macquarie Island". World Heritage List. UNESCO. 1997. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Parks and Wildlife Service (2006). "Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area Management Plan" (PDF). Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment. Hobart: Tasmanian Government. ISBN 978-0724-664-054. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-21.