In the afternoon of June 8th, Matthieu Petit has joined the team of PEW Charitable Trusts at the “Maison de la Culture” in Tahiti to assist to the restitution of more than 340 pages, on the Marine Environment of the Austral Islands. This book was realised in one year and edited by the CRIOBE-IRCP (Insular Research Center and Observatory for the Environment – Coral reefs Institute). More than 30 experts have taken part of this work including our President Dr Cécile Gaspar and our marine biologist Matthieu Petit. To download the publication: click here
Then, he presented the project “Protect our oceans” conducted by the foundation during the 214-2015 school year thanks to the support of the PEW Charitable Trusts. This project gathered more than 25 classerooms from the Austral Islands, and 9 classerooms from Tahiti and Moorea (11 years old). At least, this project raised awareness of more than 700 children to the conservation of the oceans… This evening was also an opportunity to introduce the ” Protect of the oceans” toolkit that will be edited in 100 specimens and distibuted for free to all the schools of the project at the end of the month.
The end of the evening was dedicated to the beautiful documentary realised in the Austral Islands by National Geographic with the PEW Charitable Trusts Foundation « Rapa : the spirit of the rahui ». An evening that raised awareness of more than 150 persons –