Reunion Island National Park

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The Reunion Island National Park was officially created on 5th March 2007. Its creation was a result of several decades of public policy in favour of the preservation and enhancement of the Island Heights. Since 2010, the totality of its heart is registered with the world inheritance of UNESCO. The Park Charter, to which 17 of the 24 municipalities of the island have already adhered, is a territorial project (or business project) for the Reunion Heights. It promotes the natural, cultural and land-based heritage of the territory and aims for the right balance between protection and development.

Heritage

The heart of the National Park offers a mosaic of imposing natural landscapes, built by successive volcanic eruptions and shaped by collapses and erosion: thus peaks, cirques and ramparts offer a turbulent and impressive backdrop. It is home to more than 110 types of habitats, from the coastline to the altimountain (up to 3070 meters), with dry forests, humid tropical zones, pandanus and tamarind forests in between. This enables it to appear among the 25 great places of world biodiversity. The heart also includes inhabited zones (islets of Mafate and Salazes), as well as some bovine farms and forestry spaces.

Carte du Parc national de La Réunion

The national park in a nutshell

Reunion Island National Park
258 rue de la République
97431 Plaine des Palmistes
Tél. :+33(0)2 62 90 11 35

Chiffres clés

Date of creation

5th March 2007

Location

Reunion (Overseas department 974)

Heart of the National Park

105 447 ha