This report contains the findings from rapid biological assessments around Mont Panie, the tallest mountain in New Caledonia, southwest Pacific. The purpose of the survey was to gather data on biodiversity, analyze local climate trends, assess threats, and identify conservation priorities. The research team surveyed mammals, birds, plants, freshwater fishes and crustaceans, reptiles and amphibians, and dragonflies and damselflies. They also discovered fifteen new species of plants and lizards, as well as several other rare species, including the endangered Crow Honeyeater. Detailed conservation recommendations are provided.
Francois Tron is team leader of the Province Nord Program for Conservation International in New Caledonia. Jean-Jerome Cassan is vice director of the Environmental Assessment and Conservation Department of the Province Nord Program. Trond H. Larsen is director of Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program. Romain Franquet is director of Dayu Biik, the organization in charge of the management of the Mont Panie Wilderness Reserve.
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