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Ascension Island conceals Darwin’s best kept secret: lush “Little England”

Wednesday, September 1st 2010 - 18:54 UTC
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The lonely Ascension Island in the middle of the South Atlantic, and closely linked to the Falkland Islands (*) conceals Charles Darwin's best-kept secret. Two hundred years ago, it was a barren volcanic edifice. Today, its peaks are covered by lush tropical “cloud forest”. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    And it's British!!

    Sep 01st, 2010 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • elian_Ar

    there's a HUGE differece between being british and being controlled ilegally by british....2nd one is what they really are

    Sep 02nd, 2010 - 04:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    What a dummy you are. Britain is the only country that has ever claimed it. It has no indigenous or permanent population, and never has had. It is 1000 miles from Africa and 1400 miles from South America. Nobody's business except ours.

    Sep 02nd, 2010 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    elian_Ar, the UK have been the only people in history to live on the islands.

    Sep 02nd, 2010 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Belize Me

    “all kinds of plants that don't belong together in nature, [are] growing side by side” - quote from Dr Dave Wilkinson
    Apparantly the plants have more social skills than some humans!

    Sep 02nd, 2010 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    May be the Argentina's Gvt will claim it , too !!!

    Sep 02nd, 2010 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Fortunately,it is a joint UK/US base.

    Sep 02nd, 2010 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Aye, let them try claim it.

    Sep 04th, 2010 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cadfael

    Could the sound of scornful laughter get any louder?

    Sep 08th, 2010 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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