New Caledonia (to France)


2254 km
1538878 km2
31

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.




Albatrosses
1
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
11
Cormorants
2

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


IUCN Red List Status

0
0
7 (35th)
19% (29th)
0
1
6
1
29
0

The numbers in brackets refer to the country's rank when compared to other countries and territories globally.

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

New Caledonia (to France) at a glance

Capital

Nouméa

Area

18,575 km2

BirdLife Partner

Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie

Species

Total number of birds 126
Globally threatened birds 17
Country endemics 26

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 54
Total IBA area 16,673,485 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 1



Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2022) Country profile: New Caledonia (to France). Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/new-caledonia. Checked: 2022-11-26