New Caledonia – a conservation imperative for an ancient land

@article{Mittermeier1996NewC,
  title={New Caledonia – a conservation imperative for an ancient land},
  author={Russell A. Mittermeier and Timothy B. Werner and A. Lees},
  journal={Oryx},
  year={1996},
  volume={30},
  pages={104-112}
}
When Myers (1988) published his first overview of threatened hotspots for conservation of biodiversity world-wide, most of the 10 areas he selected (for example, Madagascar, the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, the eastern slope of the Andes) were already known to be critically important. However, one of his hotspots, the small island territory of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, was an unexpected inclusion in the global priority list. Although well known to botanists as a living museum of unique… 

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