The aim of the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) is to identify sites requiring priority conservation attention and to take actions in order to prevent species extinctions.
AZE scientists working in collaboration with an international network of experts have so far identified 588 such sites ( 66 in the Austral-Oceania region ) that must be effectively protected to prevent the extinction of 920 of the world’s most threatened species.
Based on the AZE critetria, 10 sites have been identified in French Polynesia (15% of the sites in the Austral-Oceania region).
All these sites contain one endangered or critically endangered endemic terrestrial bird species. For now, no site qualifies for other animal or plant species.
POLYNESIAN IMPERIAL PIGEON
FATU HIVA MONARCH
MARQUESAN IMPERIAL PIGEON