Les Lacs du Grand Sud Neo-Caledonien

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Les Lacs du Grand Sud Neo-Caledonien

  • Pays: 
    France
  • Numéro du site: 
    2194
  • Superficie: 
    43'970 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    02-02-2014
  • Coordonnées: 
    22°09'S 166°46'E
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Les Lacs du Grand Sud néo-calédonien. 02/02/2014; Province Sud, Nouvelle-Calédonie; 43,970 ha; 22°08’23’’S 166°47’50’’E; Provincial Park, Nature Reserve, Habitat/Species Management Area, Protected area with sustainable use of natural resources. The largest freshwater reserve of New Caledonia, situated in the Great Lakes Region (Region des Grands Lacs) in South Province of Grande Terre, the main island. The site consists of tree-dominated wetlands, shrub-dominated marshes, and permanent and seasonal rivers, streams, creeks and lakes, including a reservoir. It is internationally important for the conservation of outstanding endemic species of flora and fauna; it supports vulnerable and endangered species which are important for the maintenance of biological diversity within the New Caledonian Moist Forests biogeographic region. The site, which includes an extensive underground karst system, plays an important role in flood regulation, water supply, maintenance of water quality and groundwater recharge. The artificial Yaté Lake, located at the centre of the site, provides 20% of the country’s energy needs. The area is also used for research and outdoor recreational tourism including camping, hiking and kayaking. The main threats to its ecological character derive from fires, forestry, invasive species and mining in surrounding areas. Ramsar site no. 2194. Most recent RIS information: 2013.

Région administrative: 
Province Sud

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • Aire protégée
  • Date de dernière publication: 
    02-02-2014

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