Ascension is a small tropical island located roughly at the equator in the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the British Overseas Territories. The highest elevation of the island is at 860 m and this mountain is the only place on the island with freshwater springs.
Charles Darwin an Joseph Hook wanted to reanimate this island and plant a garden resembling the garden Eden. Nowadays, the vegetation is ragged and there are all kind of tropical plants to be found.
Humans also brought rats and cats to the island. Sadly, these animals caused a dramatic decline in the seabird population. Due to the effort of the local conservationists, cats got eradicated and birds like boobies and fregate birds started to breed on the island again. Also, the island is a very important breeding ground of the green sea turtle.
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