It has the richest diversity in the world per square kilometre. The government of New Caledonia increasingly passes new legislation to maintain the balance of environmental conservation measures and the mining industry, already requiring re-vegetation of past mine sites, remote surveying of the land, and the achievement of declaring the 14 zones covering the islands as protected areas. The 4,400,000 hectares of coral lagoons and 1,600 kilometres of reef make New Caledonia’s system the second most extensive in …

New Caledonia, French unique collectivity in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, about 900 miles (1,500 km) east of Australia. Among the main eco-regions, Rainforest in the greater Loyalty Islands, Isle of Pines on eastern slope and dry forest along non-fragmentary west coast are significant. In its botany not only species but entire genera and even families are unique to the island, and survive nowhere else. FRANCE This marine site has exceptional diversity within a continuum of habitats from tropical Gondwanan mountain forests to a wealth of barrier reefs, atolls and lagoons. The New Caledonia Barrier Reef is located in New Caledonia in the South Pacific , and is the second-longest double-barrier coral reef in the world, after Australia 's Great Barrier Reef . Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems. It includes the island of New Caledonia (the Grande Terre [Mainland]), where the capital, Nouméa, is located; the Loyalty Islands; the Bélep Islands; and the Île des Pins. Its stand “D08” will also be shared by its partner, the Maison du Lagon. More than 400 coral species have been identified to date. The algae gives off oxygen that the coral polyp needs to live and in return the polyp gives the algae carbon dioxide it needs Parasitism: A trematode is a parasitic worm New Caledonia Barrier Reef Mutualism: A one-celled algae called zooxanthellae lives inside each coral polyp.

This serial site comprises six marine clusters that represent the main diversity of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in the French Pacific Ocean archipelago of New Caledonia and one of the three most extensive reef … The characteristic marine environment in Barrier Coral Reef, humid lowland and low scrubland of Yate Lake and Mt.

Ignambi and the Maquis in southern coasts are the distinct ecoregions of New Caledonia. New Caledonia: a paradise for divers From 6 to 9 January 2017, New Caledonia Tourism will be present at the International Underwater Dive Show (Salon International de la Plongée sous-marine) to be held at the Port de Versailles Parc des Expositions in Paris. New Caledonia has many unique taxa, especially birds and plants.

The New Caledonia Barrier reef surrounds Grande Terre , New Caledonia 's largest island, as well as the Ile des Pins and several smaller islands, reaching a length of 1,500 kilometers (930 mi). About 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) in total length, this unique reef system completely surrounds the main island and includes a double barrier reef in certain locations. New Caledonia has the world’s second-largest barrier reef and a remarkable diversity of coral reefs.