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Expedition Acteon Gambier 2015: first report

An expedition of unprecedented contribution to saving our world’s rarest birds from

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Expedition Acteon Gambier: update 3 and the end

An expedition near to completion after so much efforts to save two of the world's rarest

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LAST EVENTS
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Who let the dogs out?

Two dogs from New Zealand to save Rimatara and Ua Huka Lorikeets from black

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  • 25ème anniversaire de Manu
Happy 25th anniversary, Manu!

SOP Manu is very proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its official founding, on August 9th,

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LAST MAGAZINES
15Jun
    2015-85c

    Te Manu n°85

    Réservé aux membres. Le premier numéro d'une année spéciale pour la SOP Manu, celle de ses 25 ans d'existence

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    30Jul
      TeManu_86 (site)

      Te Manu n°86

      Réservé aux membres. Un numéro spécial "Oiseaux marins" pour découvrir les espèces nicheuses de Polynésie

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      OUR ACTIONS
      Tahiti Monarch

      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. (Video Alain Petit)

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      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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      Tahiti Petrel
      Pétrel de Tahiti
      In 2012, the Ministry of Environment (DIREN) implemented a study and preservation program concerning the Tahiti Petrel Carried out as part of the « French Strategy for Biodiversity », this project focuses on the conservation of the natural habitats provided by the Temehani plateaus on Raiatea island. (Photo Thierry Zysman)

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      Biosecuring Rimatara
      • Kuhl’s Lorikeet
      • Rimatara Reed-warbler

      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
      • ultramarin Lorikeet
      • Iphis Monach

      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…)


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      Inventory Field work
      Missions d’inventaire
      Manu conducts several ecological assessments throughout the french polynesian islands, from logistics to fieldwork.

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      Seabirds Rescue
      Relaché d'un pétrel
      The Seabirds rescue program, run by the association MANU, consists in communication and awareness-building initiatives as well as the coordination of a volunteer rescuer network. Seabirds in distress are taken in and nursed until they can be set free again. We are mostly dealing with grounded Petrels and Puffins lured by the city lights. Photo Jean Kape.

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      BIRD IN DISTRESS? WHAT CAN I DO?
      Injured bird

      • 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)87.22.27.99 or (+689)40.52.11.00 or contact-us by email. We will try to organize its recovery. If no one answers, leave your name and telephone number on our answering machine and we will re-contact you ASAP.

      THANK YOU FOR HIM!


      POLYNESIAN BIRDS
      Aigrette sacrée
      Aigrette sacréeOiseaux terrestres à large distributionRead more
      Astrild ondulé
      Astrild onduléOiseaux introduitsRead more
      Bécasseau
      Bécasseau sanderlingOiseaux migrateurs, Oiseaux terrestres à large distributionRead more
      Bulbul à ventre rouge
      Bulbul à ventre rougeEspèces envahissantes, Oiseaux introduitsRead more
      All the birds

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