St Helena wildlife highlights
The remote location of St Helena has allowed the island to evolve a unique biological diversity, with around 500 endemic species of flora and fauna discovered on the island. St Helena has no native land mammals, but is a haven for birdlife, including the endangered St Helena plover or ‘wirebird’. The ocean waters surrounding the island host incredibly diverse coral ecosystems which are home to marine wildlife found nowhere else in the world.
The uniqueness of the wildlife found on St Helena has earned it the label ‘the Galapagos of the Atlantic’.