Reunion Island National Park is the island’s geographic centre, covering more than 100,000 hectares, that is 42% of the island’s total surface area. It is also the heart of its national land assets. Created in 2007, it has the task of protecting and promoting a unique heritage: numerous species of animals, insects and plants only exist in this region and cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. The park ensures the conservation of a delicate balance, in magnificent land that everyone should respect.
Thanks to the park, knowledge about the flora and fauna has developed, and it has also become more accessible to the public. Scientists study the exceptional biodiversity and the teams on the ground share their passion with the visitors, even though it is difficult to see endangered species. For example, two large marine birds: Barau’s petrel and the Black petrel. Other indigenous species: the Reunion cuckooshrike, a bird in danger of extinction, the zoizo green glasses or zoizo green; the Marsh Maillard, the island’s only bird of prey; the papilo phorbanta and salamis augustina butterflies, which are endangered; or the Reunion Island day gecko.