15 ans de l’inscription du lagon au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO

5 100 FCFP 42,74 €



Underwater Treasures of New Caledonia

World heritage or UNESCO world heritage designates a set of cultural and natural properties

of exceptional interest for the common heritage of humanity. Among them, coral reefs and

marine ecosystems are among our planet's most precious treasures, home to exceptional

biodiversity and play a vital role in the health of our oceans.


A symphony of colour and reef life

Located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia is home to coral reefs of exceptional

variety and richness. Brightly colored corals are home to a multitude of marine species, from

the smallest shrimp to majestic sea turtles. These reefs are in symbiosis with neighbouring

ecosystems. Among them, mangroves and seagrass beds, which create a precious balance.

The territory's coral reefs, with their unique formations and endemic species, are an

emblematic example of marine biodiversity.


Honorary legacy: 15 years of commitment to marine


In 2008, New Caledonia received universal recognition by being added to the UNESCO World

Heritage List. Since then, the Caillou has seen the birth of numerous collaborations between

researchers, local communities and international organizations, which demonstrate the need

to preserve and conserve this natural wealth for future generations.

Over the past 15 years, several projects have been undertaken to strengthen the resilience of

coral reefs and marine ecosystems to environmental challenges. Marine protected areas were

established, sustainable fishing practices were encouraged and regulated, and efforts to

minimize human impacts intensified

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