Area: 132,1 km²
Location: Loyalty Islands, New-Caledonia
Number of inhabitants: between 3401 to 5296
Island Protected : Yes
Maritime protection status: Since 2008, the “Ouvea and
Beautemps-Baupré area” is part of the 6 marine protected areas of New-
Caledonia, listed as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, for its reef
diversity and the associated ecosystems.
Economically, the Loyalty Islands Province imports for around 3 billion euros of goods. So, one of the most important issues is to produce locally, in order to improve the island autonomy and to limit the negative impacts of these massive importations on the environment and the society.