Further to an adopted recommending hold during the World Congress of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) in 2004, The French Commitee of the IUCN created a work group for Overseas territories.
Both, Te mana o te moana foundation and Te Honu Tea have presented an assessment of sea turtles conservation actions plan in French Polynesia.
The overseas entities group wants to contribute to the building of the necessary bridges between climate change and biodiversity issues in ORs, OCTs and islands in general. Island people, cultures and economies are severely threatened by the combined effects of climate change and the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. In order to strengthen their efforts in addressing these threats, islands should value their political, economic and cultural links with the European Union.
This will reinforce their solidarity and cooperation, as well as maximize the potential for islands to become role models in sustainable development.
The goal of the workgroup is to find strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss.