Since September 3rd 2021, the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been taking place in Marseille. The objective is to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action priorities on a planetary scale.
Te mana o te moana, IUCN member and sole Polynesian institution with a voting power actively participates in the Congress, both to the Assemblies, the Forum and the Exhibition.
In particular, the association runs the “Protect Your Beach” sand stand alongside IUCN to raise awareness on sand global shortage and overexploitation.
Present on the stand, Jean-Francois Clervoy, astronaut and sponsor of our association also hosted a “From space to species” conference to convey loud and clear the message of the urgency to protect planet Earth and human beings who inhabit it.
Jean-François has supported our foundation for many years and in particular with his book “The space conquest” for which he donates the profits to Te mana o te moana.
The Congress continues until September 11st with Dr. Cécile Gaspar, our founder and Fred Lavail, volunteer of Te mana o te moana. Many discussions, events and exchanges are scheduled, which we hope will allow to define guidelines for concrete actions in favor of the protection of the planet.