© Annie Northfield

  • Avoid handling unnecessarily for not stressing or damaging its feathers;
  • Place it in a quiet cardboard, protected from predators, heat and light;
  • Do not feed it;
  • Call as soon as possible the association Manu (+689)87 222 799 or (+689)40 521 100 or contact-us by email or Facebook. We will try to organize its recovery. If no one answers, leave your name and telephone number on our answering machine and we will contact you ASAP. THANK YOU FOR HIM!

Martin-chasseur de Niau @ Jean Kape

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Polynesian birds

We would like to thank all the generous photographers for the gorgeous photographs you can admire in this website. We would also like to draw your attention not to copy, distribute, use or modify theses pictures without SOP Manu and authors permission. All texts are property  of SOP Manu except when credited to somebody else. They can not be used without express approval of the authors. You can not use full or partial copies without the prior authorisation of SOP Manu and the authors. Thank you!

Seabirds Rescue
Rescuing Petrels and Puffins, lured by the city lights. Read more
Tahiti Monarch
Monarque de Tahiti-video2

Video from Alain Petit.

The Tahiti Monarch (Pomarea nigra), endemic to Tahiti, is listed as critically endangered. In 1998, there were only 12 birds left on the island. As of now, the count is up to 53 adult and sub-adults birds, including 19 pairs which were breeding in 2014-2015. Read more

Fatu Hiva Monarch
Monarque de Fatu Hiva

The Fatu Hiva Monarch (Pomarea whitneyi) is endemic to the island of Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas and is listed as critically endangered (CR). Recent surveys counted less than 50 monarchs remaining on the island! (Photo Thomas Ghestemme)
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Biosecuring Rimatara

Rimatara is the last black rat free island in the Australes archipelago. The colonisation of black rats on this island would lead to the certain death of the only French Polynesian population of ‘Ura , or Kuhl’s Lorikeet. It would also affect the ‘Oromao, or Rimatara Reed-warbler which is endemic to Rimatara.
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Biosecuring Ua Huka

Ua Huka is the last of the inhabited islands in the Marquesas archipelago still free of black rats. The introduction of the black rat would mean the end of two endemic birds: the Pihiti or ultramarin Lorikeet and the Pati’oti’o or Iphis Monach.
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Awareness and Training
Sensibilisation et formation

Within its possibilities, the association organises and takes part in various awareness-raising events , communicates with local media (radio, television), runs projects with schools and coordinates field trips (bird-watching, audio recording, photoshooting…). Read more
Inventory Field work
Missions d’inventaire
Manu conducts several ecological assessments throughout the french polynesian islands, from logistics to fieldwork. Read more