Dr. Cécile Gaspar, veterinarian and president of te mana o te moana, has been awarded for “field activities for biodiversity conservation”.
The profession of a veterinarian carries a lot of responsibilities from animal health to rural areas development, but also in biodiversity conservation and creating public awareness on this issue. The group “Veterinarians for sustainable development” was created to support and encourage field activities on biodiversity conservation and to promote sustainable development.
Dr. Cécile Gaspar, veterinarian, has been working since many years on nature conservation. She created the Sea Turtle Clinic in Moorea to take care of sick and wounded turtles. Since its creation in 2004, the Clinic sheltered over 130 turtles, 55 of them were successfully released in the wild.