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France, Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

 Posted by , last edited on December 01, 2013 at 11:10:24

Location Reunion Island
Coordinates S21 5 58 E55 28 48
Property 105,838 ha
Date of Inscription 2010

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1317 )

The Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island site coincides with the core zone of La Réunion National Park. The property covers more than 100,000 ha or 40 % of La Réunion, an island comprising two adjoining volcanic massifs located in the south-west of the Indian Ocean. Dominated by two towering volcanic peaks, massive walls and three cliff-rimmed cirques, the property includes a great variety of rugged terrain and impressive escarpments, forested gorges and basins creating a visually striking landscape. It is the natural habitat for a wide diversity of plants, presenting a high level of endemism. There are subtropical rainforests, cloud forests and heaths creating a remarkable and visually appealing mosaic of ecosystems and landscape features.

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Piton de la Fournaise Cirque de Mafate Piton des Neiges

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