Member Type Country

New Caledonia



M. François Behue
Head of the Régional Coopération Department
Government of New Caledonia


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Background Information

Surface of Coral Reefs: 24000 km2

MPA Information

MPA(s) with coral reefs:32
Percentage of coral reef MPA(s) to the coastal zone or marine area:95%

World Heritage Sites

Sites with Coral Reefs: 1

On 8 July 2008, the natural site of the “Lagoon of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems” was classified by UNESCO within the prestigious World Heritage List. This site, consisting of six marine areas representing the entire diversity of reefs and associated ecosystems, is one of the three largest reef systems in the world.

Last Updated: 19 June 2024