Flora and Fauna of St. Helena

Antarctic Peninsula

Region: Antarctica

Destinations: St. Helena

Colourful flora

​The dramatic change in landscape was mainly caused by the cutting of the indigenous forest and by the introduction of goats and non-native plants that all spread over the island. As a result several unique, endemic plant and animal species became extinct, and many others are severally threatened. 


The abundant and often rare flora and fauna of St. Helena offers great possibilities for nature photography enthusiasts. ​The many endemic plants, some with beautiful flowers such as the nearly extinct St. Helena Ebony, the rich marine bird-life such as noddies, terns, petrels and tropic-birds and the endemic and rare Wire-bird give nature photographers a unique possibility to see and photograph these true wonders of nature.

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