The Polynesian Ornithological Society, a.k.a. « Manu » (meaning “bird” in Tahitian language), is working for the protection of wild birds of Tahiti and her Islands as well as for the preservation of their habitats. A group of enthusiastic amateurs of French Polynesian birds founded this non-governmental and non-profit association in July 1990.
MANU is the local representative of BirdLife International, a world federation of bird conservation associations.
MANU is a member of Te Ora Naho, the local Federation of Environmental Protection Associations.
MANU is recognised as being of general interest by the Government of French Polynesia (decree n°1023/CM dated July 21st, 1999 ).
The association “Polynesian Ornithological Society MANU” is certified under Article L. 621-1 of the Environmental Code within the territorial framework of French Polynesia (decree n° 1011/DRCL dated June 20th, 2003 ).
Members of the Polynesian Ornithological Society MANU meet in General Assembly to elect Board members for a term of 2 years.