VILEBREQUIN_LOGOVilebrequin renewed its commitment to the ocean in 2016, joining forces with our foundation to protect the future of sea turtles.

From this year, Vilebrequin is helping to the the day-to-day running of the clinic while funding the development of essential educational initiatives for local populations: a two-pronged approach vital to the survival of future generations of sea turtles. More than that, Vilebrequin Studio has released an exclusive father-son Moorea design, of which 10$ dollars will be donated to the association for every swimsuit sold. A message of hope, the limited edition Te mana o te moana print sees the iconic Vilebrequin swimming peacefully through a world map of coral reefs… Click here to get more information about this “Moana” edition. www.vilebrequin.com 


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Pacsafe, a famous brand of backpacks and travel accessories that supports every year a conservation project for sea turtles in the world.

In 2016, Pacsafe chose Te mana o te moana’s project and is committed with us for the protection of sea turtles : by funding the Turtles Clinic, the green turtle monitoring program in Tetiaroa and the distribution of educational tools in French Polynesia. Pacsafe company has recently established the Pacsafe Turtle Fund. By outsmarting the threats sea turtles face, Pacsafe helps to protect their natural habitats, focus on breeding programmes and help raise awareness to save this intrepid, adventurous and majestic creature.


Pacific Beachcomber

Te mana o te moana collaborates with the Pacific Beachcomber team in setting up preservation programs in all the group’s hotels, including on the atoll of Tetiaroa.


Moorea Dolphin Center

The Moorea Dolphin Center has decided to support and to fund te mana o te moana since 2005 depending on various projects.


Hotel InterContinental Resort & Spa

The InterContinental Group and mostly The Intercontinental Moorea Resort and spa partly subsidize the te mana o te moana non-profit foundation in hosting our facility and the Sea Turtle Clinic.


 Air Tahiti Nui

Thanks to the airline company Air Tahiti Nui, te mana o te moana could welcome popular scientists, astronauts, to make them participate to seminars, congress towards school chidlren and locals.




Tetiaroa Society

Since the 2014-2015 sea turtles nesting season, Tetiaroa Society is helping our Foundation to conduce our sea turtles nest monitoring on the atoll of Tetiaroa.




fondation-ND-H-2013-quadriFondation Nature & Découverte

Supports field projects of associations acting for environmental protection in France, French overseas territories and French-speaking African countries. For the next two years, Nature et Découvertes organises a special challenge and a race for its employees in order to collect donations for the foundation.


Air Tahiti

Air Tahiti transports sea turtles to the Turtle’s Clinic in Moorea, and supports educational missions of te mana o te moana in the islands.


The Pew Charitable Trusts

Since the end of 2014, Pew mandated our Foundation to develop a huge awareness raising program through an education campaign in favor of the protected areas and the needs to protect our ocean heritage.



The French Coral Reef Initiative (IFRECOR) is a national initiative for overseas territories with coral reefs.



The Ministry for Sustainable Development in French Polynesia

The Ministry of the Environment and the Direction for the Environment in French Polynesia entrusted us since more than 11 years with the Sea Turtle Clinic management.

http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/ and http://www.environnement.pf


The Ministry for Education in French Polynesia – DGEE (Directorate General for Education and Teachings in French Polynesia).

All our educational programs, their components and every new project held are state-approved by the Ministry for Education and the DGEE since more than 10 years.



mahana tMoorea Mahana Tours

The Moorea Mahana Tours company is situated in the hotel InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. It lends its boats to te mana o te moana when turtles need to be released.


TOP Dive – Bathys

A diving Club that helps te mana o te moana with turtles releases in the ocean.


In the Past


Tahiti Legends


Voyage de Légende
Voyage de Légende is the representation of Tahiti Legends in Paris, France. Voyage de Légende is an expert tour operator on Tahiti and her islands, and is also the general travel agent for Paul Gauguin cruises for France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, New-Caledonia and China. Voyage de Légende is actively involved in environmental and social actions, and supports te mana o te moana’s conservation actions. Voyages de Légende have offered financial support for the employment of a young underprivileged polynesian in te mana o te moana’s team for one year. http://www.voyagedelegende.com/fr/


Paul Gauguin Cruises

te mana o te moana was regularly abord the ship for public conferences on marine environment during two years.


Deep Nature Spa

Deep Nature Spa financially supports te mana o te moana.



The Tikiphone company, better known as Vini, is the mobile operator in French Polynesia.



The Maison Schmittgall has expressed its jewellery expertise for cultured pearls for almost a century.


Brasserie de Tahiti




Bora Eco Fish

Sustainable exploitation of marine resources – Engineering and scientific consulting.


Tahiti Tourisme



Fenua Ma- Société Environnement Polynésien

Waste management and awareness raising about recycling.


L’ Aquarium de la Rochelle

Provide actions towards education and conservation.



Public institutions – Collaborators

Ongoing : 

French Ministry for Sustainable Development



French Development Agency – AFD



Ministry for Sustainable Development in French Polynesia



Ministry for Education in French Polynesia – DGEE




Polynesian Institute for Youth and Sports


French Global Environment Fund

Its aim is to promote protection of environment in developing countries.


French Marine Protected Areas Agency



 A te meumTe ME UM Program 



NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA




The Coral Reef InitiativeS for the Pacific (CRISP) aims to develop a vision for the future of coral reefs and the communities that depend on them.



The Island Research Center and Environment Observatory located in Opunohu bay in Moorea is linked to the French Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Advanced Studies Practical Institution) and is part of the French Marine Stations National network of the CNRS (National Scientific Research Center).


UPF – Université de la Polynésie Française

The UPF is the Polynesian University, a  higher education and research institution.


Moorea Maiao City hall

Since many years, the City hall priority goal is to favor a sustainable development for the island of Moorea.




World Ocean Network

The World Ocean Network aims at inspiring and bringing out individual change in behaviour regarding the sustainable management of the global ocean.


RITMO Network

Te mana o te moana is an official member of RITMO, an information network on marine turtles overseas.


Marine Turtles’ Group – France (GTMF)



France Nature Environnement (FNE)

A network linking around 3000 non profit organisations for the protection of environment, in France and French overseas territories.


Te Ora Naho – FAPE

Federation of Polynesian non-profit organisations for the Protection of Environment





FPA2-LABEL-FRFondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

Highness serene the Prince Albert II of Monaco wished to attend the signing of this agreement during his short stop in French Polynesia Thursday on October 8th, 2015during its path between Easter Island and Kiribati. The Cooperation Framework Agreement signed between the Polynesian te mana o te moana, the Oceanographic Institute / Foundation Prince Albert 1 of Monaco and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is to define the conditions under which the three institutions wish to work together to promote the importance of preserving the biodiversity and the marine ecosystems, including sea turtles, marine mammals and coral reefs in French Polynesia. www.fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco


Total Foundation

The TOTAL foundation supports te mana o te moana for the Marine Mammals Observation Network.


In the Past : 

Maud Fontenoy Foundation

It’s turning this environmental challenge into an opportunity to make a positive change, to reinvent the relationship between humanity and the deep blue.



Critical partnership ecosystem Funds

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) provides grants to help protect biodiversity hotspots. The CEPF helps te mana o te moana to develop a dual Research & Conservation Program on Sea Turtles of French Polynesia.


Annenberg’s Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation is a private family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organisations.


WWF France Foundation

The WWF Foundation has supported te mana o te moana for the educational toolkit “Coral reefs booklet for French Overseas Territories”. Since 2015, we are one of the members of the Foundation.


Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme

The foundation helps Te mana o te moana through the “Bourse program”; in its conservation and education actions (Sea turtle Observation network and educational project on restricted areas on Moorea.


PATA Foundation

The PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Foundation’s mission is to promote the sustainable and responsible development of the region’s travel and tourism industry.


EDF Diversiterre Foundation

EDF Foundation provides actions and funds to help organizations that are acting in conservation. http://fondation.edf.com


Non-profit organisations –


International Union for Conservation of Nature

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network – Te mana o te moana is a member of IUCN.



Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle Alliance

Since 2015, our Foundation is pleased to be apart of Mission Blue,  a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, a 501c3 organization, which was formed in response to Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TED Prize wish. Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal (…) to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.” Currently, the Mission Blue community includes 100+ respected ocean conservation groups and like-minded organizations — from large multinational companies down to individual scientific teams doing important research.





In the Past : 


Ocean Futures Society

Its mission is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection.


SWOT – The States of the World Sea Turtles

SWOT is a partnership among Oceanic Society, the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG), Duke University’s OBIS-SEAMAP, and an ever-growing international team of local organizations, scientists and conservationists.



Planète Urgence

Founded in 2000, the Planète Urgence association aims at reducing North-South inequality and at protecting our planet. Sends eco-volunteers for the sea turtles surveys on Tetiaroa.


Our co-workers Networks


Union Polynésienne pour la Jeunesse (Polynesian Association for Youth)

The core mission of UPJ is to bring support and counselling to its members in the fields of association management, project development, specific training programs  and communication.


La FNE – France Nature Environnement

Depuis deux ans, l’association est affiliée à FNE, la fédération française des associations de protection de la nature et de l’environnement. Elle est la porte-parole d’un mouvement de 3500 associations, regroupées au sein de 80 organisations adhérentes, présentes sur tout le territoire français, en métropole et outre-mer.



Arii Heiva Rau

Non profit organisation for Youth in Moorea
Arii Heiva Rau



logo-proscienceProScience – Te Turu’Ihi

The ProScience-Te Turu’Ihi Society aims at promoting and developing science and technology in French Polynesia.


Noé Conservation

Noé Conservation strives to preserve the biodiversity through its programs for conservation of endangered species and their habitats, and encourages the environmentally friendly ways of life.



Echo-Mer promotes responsible sailing practices and eco-citizen behaviour in everyday life.


Alofa Tuvalu

Alofa Tuvalu was born from the will to save Tuvalu, the first nation threatened to be submerged due to climate change.


Pa’e Pa’e No Te Ora

Non profit organisation for the protection of the lagoon, in Punaauia – Tahiti.


Poihere Ia Maiao

Non profit organisation for environment and solidarity on Maiao Island


PGEM de Moorea

Non profit organisation for a sustainable shared use of Moorea’s lagoon.


Planet Eco Tours

Environmental movement which create annual events for the conservation of the environment in French Polynesia.

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