Cool fact…
While human visitors to Heard Island are today few and infrequent, there were at times more than 100 men on the island during the peak of the sealing era, between 1857 and 1859.

Related websites

Australian Antarctic Division

The Division of the Department of Environment with responsibility for managing the HIMI Marine Reserve and HIMI Territory.

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

The statutory authority responsible for management of Commonwealth fisheries, including the HIMI fishery.

Convention on Biological Diversity

Website with information relating to the Biodiversity Convention, managed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

Department of the Environment

The Australian Government department responsible for advising the Australian Government on policies and programs for the protection and conservation of the environment, including both natural and cultural heritage places.

Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic

The Response of Life to Change or EBA is an international, multidisciplinary program that has been approved by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) for 2006–2013.

Global Volcanism Program

This site, managed by the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program, includes a range of information on volcanoes worldwide, including descriptions and activity reports.

Heard Island on Google Earth

To view Heard Island, first download Google Earth and then follow the above link.

IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

ISSG provides advice on threats from invasive species and control or eradication methods to IUCN members, conservation practitioners, and policy-makers, with a focus primarily on threats to oceanic islands.

Macquarie Island

Website for Macquarie Island, Australia’s other subantarctic island, managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

Ramsar Convention

Website for the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (the Ramsar Convention).

World Heritage

World Heritage website run by the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

This page was last modified on 28 February 2005.