Island conservation science alejandro selkirk island chile

Alejandro Selkirk Island Photo Gallery

Isla Alejandro Selkirk—named after the infamous 18th Century castaway—lies 875 kilometers from the Chilean city of Valparaíso. The island is one of three islands in the Juan Fernández Archipelago, a cluster of islands which is 61 times richer in endemic plant species per square kilometer and 13 times greater in endemic bird richness than the Galápagos. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, Birdlife International, the Alliance for Zero Extinction, and the World Wildlife Fund highlight the Juan Fernández Archipelago as one of the most ecologically vulnerable ecosystems in the world.

Island conservation science alejandro selkirk island chile

About Madeleine Pott

Maddy loves to get out and observe plants and animals in the wild while camping, hiking, or kayaking. When confined to more urban settings, she enjoys biking, baking, and making a strong cup of tea.

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