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New Caledonia Barrier Reef: Quiz

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Question 1: Sedimentation from mining, ________, and grazing has affected reefs near river mouths, which has been worsened by the destruction of mangrove forests, which help to retain sediment.
AgricultureSustainable agricultureIntensive farmingOrganic farming

Question 2: The reef has great species diversity with a high level of endemism, and is home to endangered dugongs (Dugong dugon), and is an important nesting site for ________ (Chelonia mydas).
Leatherback turtleHawksbill turtleGreen turtleKemp's Ridley

Question 3: In January 2002, the French government proposed listing New Caledonia's reefs as a ________ World Heritage Site.
UNICEFUNESCOUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesSpecial Court for Sierra Leone

Question 4: The New Caledonia Barrier Reef is located in New Caledonia in the South Pacific, and is the second-longest coral reef in the world, after ________'s Great Barrier Reef.
CanadaAustraliaUnited KingdomBarbados

Question 5: Some of the eastern reefs have been damaged by effluent from ________ mining on Grand Terre.
NickelZincPalladiumIron







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