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Natural heritage of Reunion island
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* Reunion Island hosts 230 unique plant species. Indeed, Reunion's location and very particular landscapes give it different climates that create ideal habitats for a wide variety of endemic plants. If you compare the number of endemic species per unit area with other islands known for their biodiversity, it is three times higher than Hawaii and five times higher than the Galapagos Islands.
The region east of the island is particularly concerned; annual rainfall averages over 10 meters in some places, that is 5 times more than in France!
* The National Park covers about 40% of the surface of the island.
* With an eruption every 9 months on average, the Piton de la Fournaise is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet.