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Reunion island on World Heritage List

1 March 2010

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.