The islands of New Caledonia are a special collectivity of France situated in the Western Pacific 1,210 kilometers off the East coast of Australia (Institut de la statistique et des
o Invasive species eradications
o Prevention of the spread of invasive species
o Advocate for sensitive and appropriate development
Government's support/relevant policy
The French Government is a party to the Convention on Biological Diversity and a Contracting Party to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The French Government is also an accepted party to the UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The lagoons in the North of New Caledonia are an identified World Heritage Site based on the reef diversity and associated ecosystems, which includes the breeding seabirds. Please see policy tab for list of agreements that this country is party to.
Petrels and shearwaters
Gulls and terns
Ducks, geese and swans
o Baling, M., Jeffries, D., Barre, N. and Brunton, D. (2009) A survey of Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis) breeding colonies in the Southern Lagoon, New Caledonia. Emu, 109(1): 57-61.
o Baudat-Franceschi, J. (2012) Preliminary update on seabirds' IBAs in New Caledonia. Soci
BirdLife International (2015) Country profile: New Caledonia (to France). Available from: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/new-caledonia. Checked: 2015-09-01