The French Overseas Territories of Wallis and Futuna “contain the richest natural communities of all the oceanic islands of the Pacific (not including New Caledonia). Their relative isolation, large size and complex topography, and unusual biogeographic history have all contributed to the archipelagos' highly endemic biota." Source: WWF. The region is known for their coral reefs and mangrove forests. With continued threats to these delicate ecosystems, Mission Blue declared the French Overseas Territories of Wallis and Futuna a Hope Spot in 2013.