Te mana o te moana
Moorea and Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
Turtles, Protection of marine life, Marine conservation awareness and education
Te mana o te moana acts for the protection of the Polynesian marine environment and more specifically sea turtles through actions of discovery, education and protection. Their sea turtle care center has treated more than 580 turtles in its 18 years of existence, and can be visited by the public. For 15 years they have operated a continuous green sea turtle nesting monitoring programme on Tetiaroa atoll. In 2010, Te Mana o te moana created a project to increase awareness of sustainable tourism for tourism operators, reminding them of the relevant regulation and the rules of good conduct that they should follow.