Enjeux écologiques


Dry Forest

La Réunion is an island which possesses one of the rarest hotspots of biodiversity, thanks to its incredible floristic wealth and its elevated rate of endemism (27%). Indeed, out of the 850 indigenious species recorded on the island, 230 species are strictly and properly endemic of La Réunion. (more…)

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The location of the project site

The Massif de la Montagne is a large “natural” massif of one piece forming a continuous altitudinal gradient between the coastal environments and those of higher altitude towards the circus of Mafate. This site has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 for the exceptional biodiversity it shelters.

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Les espèces exotiques envahissantes

On La Réunion island, 30% of the original habitats are still present (Strasberg et al., 2005), compared to the less than 5% in Mauritius and 0% on Rodrigues Island (Lorence & Sussman 1986, 1988). Today, most of them is protected particularly the flora and fauna present in the heart of La Réunion National Park.

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