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Our Work

Since 2019, our organization has mobilized to resolve several crucial environmental issues. In particular, we took action against coral damage, overfishing, water pollution, waste management, and the spread of fire ants. In addition, we have carried out awareness campaigns and advocated for the commitment of local authorities in environmental protection.

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Anchoring Areas

The increasing number of boats visiting our lagoon necessitated better management of ship mooring to protect marine ecosystems and balance resident and boater needs. This project began in 2019, initiated by concerned fishermen, and evolved into a general anchoring ban, followed by the creation of specific anchoring zones as mandated by the DPAM. Our collaboration with various stakeholders propelled this vital project to be written into law in 2021, underscoring our commitment to marine conservation and biodiversity preservation for future generations.



Alarming findings reveal a significant decline in fish and shellfish populations in our lagoons due to overfishing and destructive fishing techniques. To address this, the Rāhui I Huahine project was launched in 2021 to collaborate with local fishermen and revive the traditional Tahitian resource conservation method of Rāhui. This ancient practice, used by our Polynesian ancestors, kept local marine ecosystems in balance for centuries. Successes in some communities demonstrate the feasibility of reestablishing traditional Rāhui practices, while other districts aim to integrate Rāhui into modern legal structures through Regulated Fishing Zones (ZPR).




Since 2019, we have implemented regular trash collection initiatives, organizing clean-up days that actively engage the local community. These events aim to raise awareness of pollution and waste accumulation issues while encouraging concrete actions to preserve the environment. These events cover both urban and natural areas across different districts of the island. This approach not only helps clean public and natural spaces but also educates participants on sorting, recycling, and waste management methods, and contributes to the spirit of community participation. 



The fire ant, discovered on the island during one of our children's programs in February 2023, is an invasive species from South America known for its ecological damage. These ants quickly settle into new environments, disrupt insect populations, affect plant pollination, and cause painful stings to people and animals. To combat its spread and protect our environment and health, we are coordinating treatment efforts and raising public awareness about their presence on our island.

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