Ascension Island Government

Explore Ascension Island

This interactive map displays both the natural and historical heritage of Ascension Island.

Turtle Ponds | Area of Historical Interest

These ponds were first built in 1829 to keep green turtles alive before they were sold to ships or eaten on island. This practice stopped in the 1940s. After falling into disrepair from coastal erosion, funding from Blue Marine enabled AIG to restore the turtles ponds for continued community use.