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New Caledonia: one of the hotspots of global biodiversity

New Caleodnia has long been considered as an isolated Gondwanian island belonging to Australia due to its flora from the Jurassic period, but this notion is now highly contested by geological data....

New Caledonia, a case in point for exceptional biodiversity

Some 55 million years ago, tectonic forces raised the oceanic plate that overlaps the New Caledonia’s Grande Terre, thereby creating the mountainous chain that spans the entire length of the main...

Biodiversity

The term biodiversity derives from the contraction of the words biology and diversity. It thus evokes the diversity of the living world, of which man is a stakeholder. This term became known by the...

Press Kit

Launch of the biodiversity portal in New Caledonia: "A world first" Find the press release to download at the bottom of this page. www.biodiversite.nc • New Caledonia, a research laboratory for...