St Helena’s unique fauna and flora

St Helena’s unique fauna and flora

 

St Helena’s Diana’s Peak National Park is a testament to the island’s pristine environment; a home to most of St. Helena’s endemic wildlife. 

Of the 60 known native species of plant, 45 occur nowhere else (including the white ebony flower).  Of 1100 land invertebrates, 400 are unique to the island. At least six unique land birds once occurred on St Helena, only one (the wirebird) survives today. Ten shore fishes are found only around the island, and 16 more are found only here and at Ascension.

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