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New Caledonia (to France)
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Summary/History
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

National priorities
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.



36 (72nd)

Albatrosses
1
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
10
Cormorants
2

Storm-petrels
1
Auks
0
Gulls and terns
12
Ducks, geese and swans
0



IUCN Red List Status - Marine species

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7 (23rd)
20% (21st)
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1
6
1
28
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References
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


Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2014) Country profile: New Caledonia (to France). Available from: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/new-caledonia. Checked: 2014-04-17

New Caledonia (to France) at a glance

Capital

Nouméa

Area

18,575km2

BirdLife Partner

Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie (Affiliate)

Species

Total number of birds 124
Globally threatened birds 15
Country endemics 24

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 32
Total IBA area 370,577 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 1