This meticulously researched report contains the findings from the Marine Rapid Assessment Survey of the coral reefs of the World Heritage site, New Caledonia, located in the southwest Pacific Ocean. With detailed information on the tropical lagoons and coral reefs in this region, this book carefully outlines the methods used to conduct these biological surveys. The wealth of material in this volume includes profiles of the two communities of Poum and Koumac and recommendations for conservation efforts in the area.
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Sheila A. McKenna is a marine ecologist and senior research scientist at the Sylvia Earle Alliance.
Nathalie Baillon is director of fisheries and aquaculture in the Division of Economic Development and the Environment, Province Nord, New Caledonia.
Jerome Spaggiari is head of Conservation International's program in New Caledonia.