Thanks to Reef Check International, te mana o te moana, member of Reef Check since more than 6 years, is now coordonnating the French Polynesian network.
Reef Check International is an International organisation created in 1996 by the Dr. Gregor Hodgson. This program for monitoring coral reefs brings together scientists and volunteers in more than 90 countries (1,700 reefs). The aim of this network is simple: involve residents in monitoring reefs and thus help to better protect them.
Thanks to the Air Tahiti Nui airline company, the Dr Gregor Hodgson acompanied by Harold Cambert (Reef Check Course Director from the the Indo Pacific area) came over to Moorea from May 25th to the 29th to deliver trainings.
At least, a team of 6 persons composed by members of te mana, the CRIOBE entity and the Municipality of Moorea-Maiao was trained as “Reef Check Ecotrainers”. Participants are volunteers and will be able to provide soon training sessions for those who are interested in.