Wild Tristan da Cunha
Its isolated location means that Tristan has a unique fauna and flora. It is a globally important breeding ground for seals and seabirds, including Rockhopper Penguins and Albatrosses.

Guide to Wildlife and Conservation Pages

Please note that this section remains in development.

Full articles of Tristan da Cunha Conservation Matters are a feature of every Tristan da Cunha Newsletter and are not published in full on the website.

To obtain your copy join the Tristan da Cunha Association - see the Association Section

2015 Wildlife News 2015 Tristan da Cunha Wildlife News
CBD 2014 Report United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 5th Report: Tristan extract
World Heritage Site Gough and Inaccessible Islands World Heritage Site 740
Wildlife News 2014 2014 Tristan da Cunha Wildlife News
Wildlife News 2013 2013 Tristan da Cunha Wildlife News
Vegetation Tristan Islands' Vegetation Zones
Botany Plants of the Tristan da Cunha Islands
Marine Life Tristan's marine species
Gough Island 2014 Dives Featuring images from James Glass and Sue Scott
James Clark Ross 2013 Marine Survey Featuring images from Marine Biologist Sue Scott
Penguins Find out about the Northern Rockhopper Penguin
Albatross Three species of native Tristan da Cunha Albatross Species
Great Shearwaters Endemic Sea-Bird to the Tristan Group with an amazing annual migration
Tristan's Terns and Skuas
Tristan's Whales and Dolphins
News and pictures of whale and dolphin sightings
Full Text of the 2006 Tristan da Cunha Conservation Ordinance
Several linked pages showing the 2011 wreck and its aftermath which dominated conservation news in 2011-2012
Award of RSPB Medal to Tristan da Cunha in October 2012
2009-10 Conservation News
2005-8 Conservation News
We highly recommend the Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island edited by Peter Ryan which provides the primary source for wildlife data on www.tristandc.com. See the Bookshop for details.

Wildlife and Conservation

Explore the growing tristandc.com section as it is published to discover the extra-ordinary species only normally seen live by patient visitors willing to 'wait for a day' to explore often hostile habitats away from settlement

Also learn about Tristan's 21st Century Conservation which puts the community in the forefront of international Conservation research and management

Atlantic Yellow-Nosed Albatross Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Wildlife and Conservation Partnership

The Tristan da Cunha Government, through its Natural Resources Department, works in partnership with UK conservation organisations (e.g. RSPB and UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum). Individual projects have been funded by the UK Government's Darwin Initiative and Overseas Territories Environment Programme. Tristan has also benefited from ongoing support from staff at the University of Cape Town who are involved with on-going research into the Tristan da Cunha Islands' unique wildlife. The close links between these partners is reflected in team work to create and maintain the Wildlife and Conservation section of tristandc.com

RSPB International Website OTEP Website