Partnership with French Polynesia to protect sea turtles
Permanent relations with French Polynesia
On 8 October 2015, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was welcomed by Mr Edouard Fritch, President of French Polynesia, to discuss ocean preservation. During this meeting, H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Mr Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Institute, Albert I Prince of Monaco Foundation and H.E. Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II Foundation signed a partnership agreement with the association Te mana o te moana(the spirit of the ocean), chaired by Dr. M. M. M., is the first of its kind in the world. Cécile Gaspar to strengthen the protection of marine turtles in Polynesia.
The work of the Te mana o te moana association
The association Te mana o te moana is very involved in the protection of sea turtles.
Since 2005, it has been managing a sea turtle care centre in Moorea and, since 2011, the French Polynesian sea turtle observatory.
As large as Europe, French Polynesia and its territorial waters play an essential role for regional biodiversity and Pacific Ocean turtles such as green and hawksbill turtles.