Monitoring of Distant Islands

Ile longue, plateau des Chesterfield, Pierre Bachy, SCO

Once a year, or once every two years, monitoring campaigns are organized at the heart of the Natural Park.
A mission on the d'Entrecasteaux atolls takes place in December, and another one is organized on the Chesterfield plateau in January. Walpole, Matthew and Hunter are also among the visited islands.
Thanks to this regular monitoring, specialists are able to collect data to better understand the geological evolution of distant islands and their existing biodiversity: sea birds, fishes, turtles, and invasive species.

Latest News

Surveying a reef in the Coral sea Marine Park ©Daniela Ceccarelli
15 May 2019

In April 2018, Parks Australia and James Cook University scientists began a three year program to monitor the health of some of Australia’s remotest and most pristine coral reefs in the Coral Sea Marine Park.

Entrecasteaux îlot Huon ©DAM-NC SPE
15 March 2019
Science environnement




A new five-year action plan for the Entrecasteaux Atolls, linked to the 2018-2022 natural park of the Coral sea management plan, replaces the existing management plan which concluded at the end of 2018.

Récif corallien, ©Francesca Benzoni IRD-Projet POST BLANCO
18 September 2018
Évènement environnement

The natural park of the Coral Sea now has 28,000 square kilometres (10,810 square miles) of reserves. Three decrees adopted Tuesday, august 14 by the government of New Caledonia define very precisely the outlines.