Projet: PALMS AND CONIFERS OF NEW CALEDONIA

Projet: PALMS AND CONIFERS OF NEW CALEDONIA

NEW CALEDONIA

Organization: Noé
2019/2021

With respectively 2,000 plant species (80% endemic) and 1,140 plant species (88% endemic), the humid forest and the mining scrubland are the two most diverse terrestrial environments in New Caledonia. Yet, these environments are in rapid decline in the face of fire, habitat fragmentation and invasive alien species. Palm trees and conifers are emblematic species of these environments but, today, half are threatened with extinction.
Noé has been implementing a conservation programme for the palms and conifers of New Caledonia since 2009. The objective of the project is to strengthen conservation activities for three threatened endemic conifers (Callitris sulcate, Araucaria luxurians and Araucaria scopulorum) and two palm trees (Kentiopsis oliviformis and Burretiokentia koghiensis).