Monthly Archives: April 2013

St Helena gets top rating for environmental protection

An investigation has highlighted “legal neglect” of biodiversity in the UK’s overseas territories – but not on St Helena. The territory, which formally includes Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, is one of only three to have been singled out … Continue reading

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Pictures and games on Ascension’s new website

A stylish new website has been launched for Ascension Island Government, complete with a colourful picture gallery and news of a new sports area at Two Boats Club. Find it here.

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Kew man keeps hope alive for extinct St Helena Olive

Plant experts still hope to rediscover the St Helena Olive, the unique island tree that was declared lost in 2003 – for a second time. The stubby tree was presumed extinct until island naturalist George Benjamin discovered a single specimen … Continue reading

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Vandals hack wood from Peak Dale gumwoods

Timber has been illegally sawn from protected gumwood trees at Peak Dale on St Helena. A 2011 law makes it illegal to take, damage or kill endangered species, including the island’s unique gumwood trees. It will also be illegal under … Continue reading

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Treading carefully: experts walk miles for new plant books

Three new books are to be published on St Helena’s unique plant life – including some “celebrated evolutionary curiosities”. They are the result of four years of work and several hundred miles of walking by members of the St Helena … Continue reading

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New stamps honour Maggie. She had the Argies licked

The Falkland Islands Post Office is to issue a set of stamps to honour Baroness Thatcher for liberating the islands after the Argentinian invasion of 1982. The islands already celebrate Thatcher Day each year on 10 January, the anniversary of … Continue reading

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Intrepid South Africans playing key role in St Helena airport adventure

The first plane to officially land at St Helena’s new airport – the first airport in the island’s more than 500 years of human habitation – is scheduled to do so in February 2016. Building an Airport by Ship Jimmy … Continue reading

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