Reunion Island's area of volcanic peaks, cirques and ramparts coincides with the core zone of the Reunion Island National Park and has been listed as a World Heritage Site since 2011. This territory covers more than 100 000 ha, and 40% of Reunion Island.
Dominated by two towering volcanic peaks, massive walls and three cliff-rimmed cirques, Reunion Island boasts a wide variety of rugged terrain and impressive escarpments, forested gorges and basins that together create a spectacular landscape.
The island includes natural habitats with their assemblages of the most valuable species of the Mascareignes Archipelago. It protects key sectors of a recognised global centre of plant diversity and presents a remarkably high level of endemism.