ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

St Helena National Trust

Lost leaf hopper pops up for the first time in 137 years

Bug experts have been astonished by the rediscovery of one of St Helena’s smallest creatures. Conservation officer Lourens Malan was lucky to spot the missing leaf hopper on his day off: it’s only three millimetres long.  by St Helena Government writer St Helena is a small island, but it is still possible to lose things. Just …

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Island’s large bellflower ‘could be lost’ to genetic mix-up

St Helena’s endemic large bellflower could become extinct within a few years – even though it is raising new plants. The fear for conservationists is that the few remaining wild plants are getting mixed up with another endemic species, the small bellflower – and soon their may be no true specimens left. A conservation programme …

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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 new environmental legislation currently being drafted. The latest environmental management newsletter says: “The removal of …

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Lemon Valley restoration will revive old skills

Island craftsmen are to restore a historic group of buildings in Lemon Valley – while learning traditional skills. Master stonemason Henry Rumbold will pass on his techniques to building trades students at Prince Andrew School, and unemployed young people. Established builders will also be able to increase their skills on the project, run by the …

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Thefts hit effort to revive endangered island plants

Security is being reviewed at St Helena’s Millennium Forest after thefts of critically-endangered endemic plants worth hundreds of pounds. Many were to have been planted as part of the Darwin project to re-establish extremely rare native flora on the island. Adam Wolfe, director of the St Helena National Trust, said thefts since May 2012 had left him “frustrated and disappointed, …

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Endemic trees reported stolen from Millennium Forest

Police are investigating the alleged theft of gumwood and rosemary trees from St Helena’s Millennium Forest on Wednesday, 31 October 2012. No further details have been given, but Detective Sergeant Clarence Roberts said officers would be making regular visits to the area. “If anyone is seen that looks suspicious, they will be dealt with accordingly,” …

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RSPB objects to Shelco resort over wirebird doubts

Disputes have broken out among bird experts over plans to build “the world’s greenest hotel” on St Helena, including an eco-golf course. A formal objection to the resort has been lodged by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) – even though the scheme seeks to end the failure of wirebird breeding at …

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