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Wonders of Crozet Islands

Crozet Islands
Crozet Islands / NOAA / public domain

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TThe islands are a part of French Southern and Antarctic Lands – an overseas territory of France.

The Crozet Islands are small sub-Antarctic islands with a dramatic, mountainous landscape. This group of islands consists of three larger islands and two groups of smaller islands.
Except for Île de la Possession, islands are closed for tourists.

These remote islands are inhabited by some 25 million seabirds of more than 30 species – in this respect, this location is unsurpassed in the world. Islands have also a significant amount of endemic insects and several endemic plants.

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Geological wonders

Rocher Percé

An enormous cliff that rises 110 m tall above the sea. Rock has a large hole – natural arch.

Biological wonders

Île de l’Est

This largest known community of breeding seabirds in the world contains breeding birds of 32 species. Many of these species are represented by tens of thousands of birds and three species – Pelecanoides georgicus, Pelecanoides urinatrix, and Pachyptila salvini salvini are represented by millions of birds. Here are also three species of endemic plants and 59 endemic arthropods.

Île aux Cochons

The largest rookery of penguin species Aptenodytes patagonicus (approximately 0.5 million pairs) in the world. Here live many millions of other birds. Two endemic plant species, 59 endemic species of arthropods.

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