New Caledonia

Conservation International Abstract

An island the size of New Jersey in the South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia is the home of no less than five endemic plant families. It claims the worlds only parasitic conifer and nearly two-thirds off the worlds species of Araucaria trees, all of which are endemic. Nickel mining, forest destruction and invasive species threaten fauna like the kagu, an Endangered bird with a distinctive crest that is the only surviving member of its family.
Location:New Caledonia
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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