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Nouvelle-Calédonie: Archipel de Corail [New Caledonia: World of Corals]

By: Claude E Payri(Editor), Jean-Paul Moatti(Preface By)
288 pages, colour photos, illustrations, colour & b/w maps
Nouvelle-Calédonie: Archipel de Corail [New Caledonia: World of Corals]
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Language: French

With 40,000 km2 of reefs and lagoons and more than 15,000 species, New Caledonia harbors the second largest coral reef in the world. At a time when coral reefs are among the most threatened ecosystems on the planet; faced with human activities, global warming and ocean acidification; it is now imperative to preserve this exceptional environmental and cultural heritage site, wich has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Bringing together researchers from various disciplines (natural sciences, humanities and social sciences) and conservation stakeholders, New Caledonia: World of Corals features the most advanced knowledge on New Caledonian reefs and lagoons. It provides an understanding of the extraordinary diversity of these environments in connection with the history of the marine environment, as well as the complexity of the relationships between the various organisms that make them up. It also emphasizes how these ecosystems provide people whith essential resources that serve as some of the foundations of the Kanak culture. Lastly, the resilience of these highly vulnerable environments to global environmental change is questioned and the measures implemented to protect them are presented.

Abundantly illustrated and written in a style accessible to all, this book is intended for any reader interested in the place's exceptional heritage. Beyond that, it will raise awareness among the general public about the challenges involved in conserving biodiversity, the environment and cultures.

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Avec 40 000 km2 de récifs et de lagons et plus de 15 000 espèces, la Nouvelle-Calédonie abrite la deuxième plus grande barrière corallienne du monde. À l’heure où les récifs coralliens figurent parmi les écosystèmes les plus menacés de la planète, face aux activités humaines, au réchauffement climatique et à l’acidification des océans, il est devenu impératif de préserver cet exceptionnel héritage environnemental et culturel inscrit au Patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco.  

Associant des chercheurs de diverses disciplines (sciences de la nature, sciences humaines et sociales) et des acteurs en charge de la gestion, cet ouvrage présente l’état des connaissances les plus actuelles sur les récifs et lagons néo-calédoniens. Il permet d’appréhender l’extraordinaire diversité de ces milieux en lien avec l’histoire de l’environnement marin, ainsi que la complexité des relations entre les différents organismes qui les composent. Il accorde également une large place à la manière dont ces écosystèmes offrent aux populations des ressources essentielles et constituent l’un des socles de la culture kanak. Enfin, il interroge la capacité de résilience de ces milieux très vulnérables face aux changements environnementaux globaux et présente les dispositifs mis en place pour leur protection.  

Rédigé dans un style accessible à tous et très richement illustré, cet ouvrage s’adresse à tout lecteur intéressé par ce patrimoine exceptionnel et, au-delà, il sensibilisera le large public aux enjeux de conservation de la biodiversité, de l’environnement et des cultures.

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By: Claude E Payri(Editor), Jean-Paul Moatti(Preface By)
288 pages, colour photos, illustrations, colour & b/w maps
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