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New-Caledonia Plants Red List: overview October 2017 and Municipalities restitution

Endemia has been mobilizing for the last 3 years a group of experts (the Red List Authority) in order to assess the extinction risk of the New Caledonia flora. The team established in February 2017 an overview of the work carried since 2015. To date, 1100 species (out of the 3,400 known species) have been treated, 42% of which were assessed are threatened. The 33 municipalities of New Caledonia all shelter an original and threatened floristic heritage. On the occasion of this synthesis, Endemia shares with 15 first municipalities the list of endangered species present on their territory and a simplified map.

Heatmap of threatened plant species

The Red List Authority for plants of New Caledonia is progressing in the extinction risk assessment. Based on the 1,100 species of plants evaluated, this map highlights the areas of concentration of the most endangered species (CR and EN).

Exhibition "Critically Endangered"

From the 10th to the 31st of October, the photo exhibition "Danger Critique d'Extinction - A trip to the threatened flora of New Caledonia" is presented at the Bernheim library in Noumea. This photo exhibition is based on the voluntary contributions of 26 botanist-photographers who participate to the Endemia's large inventory of threatened flora of New Caledonia. A sample of 21 endemic species has been selected to illustrate a panorama of threatened plants.

Threatened plants Atlas of management comities

An atlas gathering the most threatened plants of the areas managed by local comities has been drafted for the 3rd Forum of Management Comities held in Poindimé in July 2017.

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