Biodiversity New Caledonia (NCL)
 
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 2338 246 No 1610 Randall, J.E., 1998
Freshwater 88 29 No
Total 2414 255 No
Conservation The following information is to be sought: - Status of knowledge of the freshwater fauna; - Existence of conservation plans; - Information on major aquatic habitats or sites within the country; - Current major threats to species; - Future potential threats to species; - Contact(s) for further information.
Geography and Climate New Caledonia located in Oceania, are islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. Area - comparative: slightly smaller than New Jersey. Climate is tropical; modified by southeast trade winds; hot, humid. Terrain consists of coastal plains with interior mountains. Elevation extreme has the lowest point in Pacific Ocean 0 m and highest point in Mont Panie 1,628 m. Natural resources are nickel, chrome, iron, cobalt, manganese, silver, gold, lead, copper. Natural hazards are typhoons most frequent from November to March.

Ref.  Anonymous, 1999
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