Dec 23, 2015 · New Caledonia was on the UN’s Decolonisation List in 1986, and times are a changin' with a referendum on self-determination scheduled for the end of 2018. What better way to teach kids about history, explorers, colonialism, and democracy in action than by visiting a country deciding whether to remain a colony of France or to move to full ...Aug 05, 2020 · As a result, New Caledonia was for a long time the only country able to market farmed blue shrimp. It is positioned locally as a daily product and exported as a luxury product, mostly to the Japanese market, reports a study by the “Institut d’émission d’Outre-mer de Nouvelle-Calédonie”. At first the shrimp was only a local product ...New Caledonia’s remarkable plant diversity consists of 3,261 species of indigenous flora (74% strictly endemic), which is nearly as many as on the whole of continental Europe (3,500 species). The territory also hosts 106 species of endemic reptiles, 6 species of endemic bats and 4,500 species of invertebrates (90% endemic).New Caledonia - Threats. Today, of the 5,050 square kilometers of relatively pristine habitat left in the New Caledonia Biodiversity Hotspot, 4,000 are rainforests and 1,000 are low- to mid-altitude maquis. Sclerophyllous forest once covered roughly 23 percent of New Caledonia, but now only exists in a patch of about 45 square kilometers.