New Caledonia rain forests

WWF Abstract

Although now surrounded by the Pacific, the main New Caledonia island of Grande Terre was originally part of Gondwana. This ancient super-continent united Australia, South America, Antarctica, New Zealand, New Guinea, India, and Africa until about 60 million years ago, when the continents broke apart and drifted. The island, therefore, is home to several exceptionally ancient lineages of plants and animals.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:France
Area:3,583,999 acres (1,450,393 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER