Located on Hawaiʻi Island, it is home to two of the world's most active volcanoes: Kilauea and Mauna Loa.
Several archaeological sites provide evidence of the area's habitation for more than 40,000 years.
Because of their remoteness, the ecosystem is undisturbed, with no history of significant human impact or any introduced species.
One of the most remote islands in the world, Henderson is home to an ecosystem undisturbed by human activity and hosting multiple endemic species.
Each year, the World Heritage Committee may inscribe new sites on the list, or delist sites that no longer meet the criteria.
Selection is based on ten criteria: six for cultural heritage (i–vi) and four for natural heritage (vii–x).