The jewels in the crown of Reunion Island, its volcanic peaks, craters and ramparts were included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites on 10 August 2010, endorsed by the Committee. This was a long-awaited and justified recognition for this European island in the Indian Ocean. A unique natural environment where the mountains merge with the sea, where the undulating relief of the landscape offers magnificent scenery, and where 30% of natural space has remained intact since the island's discovery: Reunion Island confirms its status as a destination with exceptional natural assets.