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Reunion National Park covers over 40% of Reunion Island. It was established in 2007 in order to protect endemic species of plants and animals. Since 2010, the park has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name of the Peaks, Boilers and Slopes of Reunion Island.
The park includes the slopes of the extinct Piton des Neiges volcano, Las Mare Longue, which is one of the best preserved tropical forest remains, as well as gorges and various rock formations.
There are over a dozen bird species in the Reunion National Park, half of which are endemic. Among them are the rare and endangered caterpillars, as well as the Rheinian harrier and volcanic petrels. You can also find endemic Reunion geckos and butterflies such as papilio phorbanta or salamis augustina.