North Pacific islands

Aerial view of Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, Canada


  • Numerous species live on the North Pacific islands that are found nowhere else on Earth.
  • Various geological and geographical processes have formed the islands of the North Pacific, including shifts in tectonic plates and the accumulation of volcanic matter or dead coral material.
  • Borneo, an island in the North Pacific, accounts for just 1 percent of the Earth’s terrestrial land area, but contains 6 percent of global biodiversity.