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Each year, many partners support financially and technically the programs and actions led by the Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP)”Manu“.

Institutional Partners

The Government of French PolynesiaThe Government of French Polynesia

Through its Environment Service, the government is one of POS Manu’s major partners since its creation. This department is in charge of the conservation and promotion of the french polynesian natural resources.

E-mail: direction@environnement.gov.pf Tél : (689) 40 47 66 66 Fax : (689) 40 41 92 52


Partenaire - BirdLifeBirdLife international

Since 2009, the Polynesian Ornithological Society Manu is in full partnership with Birdlife international. This international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) aims at protecting the Nature, especially the birds. It federates 120 NGO representing many countries, thousands of amateur naturalists, professional ornithologists, ecologists, scientists and conservation managers. Liaising with local authorities, governments and international organisations, Birdlife int. yields scientific data and provides an expertise on birds conservation as well as on the protection, management and restoration of their habitats. Its « Preventing Extinction » program and network have been very helpful, even more so in 2014 through an emergency call that raised enough funds to finance all the Monarch-related actions.

In 2015, in collaboration with Island Conservation and Manu, Birdlife International carried on a hudge restoration project of 3 atolls and 3 islets of Acteon and Gambier in South French Polynesia.

Great thanks to this fellow organization.


Partenaire - Commission EuropéenneEuropean Commission

La European Commission currently is POS Manu’s largest provider of funds. It supported us through 2 projects :

    • The BEST project that was organised around two specific actions:
      1. lasting prevention of the introduction of Alien Invasive Species (AIS) into inhabited islands still free of Black Rats (Ua Huka and Rimatara) and of Great Horned-Owl (Tahuata);
      2. lasting control of the AIS populations that have already infested the islands of Tahiti and Fatu Hiva;
    • The Vahanga/Gambier project which purpose was to eradicate AIS from the Vahanga and Tenarunga atolls (Acteon, South of Tuamotu), on 3 islets of Gambier archipelago and another atoll, Temoe, localised in the very south of Tuamotu. .

Partenaire - Ministere environnement FranceMinistry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition

MANU conducts 2 projects as part of the National Biodiversity Strategy.

The first one focuses on improving and rationalising the simultaneous control of several Alien Invasive Species ( Black Rat, Common Myna, Red-vented Bulbul, Swamp Harrier, feral cats, Miconia Velvet tree and African Tulip tree ) as part of the Monarch Conservation Programs in Tahiti and Fatu Hiva.
The second project is a study on the Tahiti Petrel living on the Temehani Plateau (Raiatea). It is carried out together with the Tiare apetahi Conservation program.


Partenaire - Te Me UmTE ME UM Program

Terres et Mers Ultramarines (TE ME UM, « Overseas Lands and Seas ») is a program supporting the management of the French overseas natural areas.
It is coordinated by the A.T.E.N. and supervised by a COPIL gathering several organisations involved in the preservation of biodiversity. This program co-financed the Biosecurity actions undertaken by the SOP Manu in 2013 on Ua Huka, Tahuata and Rimatara, as well as the schools involvement in the Tahiti Monarch program, the monitoring of the Polynesian Ground-Dove in Rangiroa, in 2014 and an action against the Yellow Crazy Ant in the framework of the safeguard of the Fatu Hiva Monarch in 2017.

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