We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Brice VAILLANT, sand collector and former President of the Francophone Arenophilia Association
Invited by Te mana o te moana in partnership with Air Tahiti Nui, the objective of his visit as part of the HEI ONE project was to raise public awareness of the problem of erosion, overexploitation of sand and to discover worldwide sands.
Pao Pao, Afareaitu and Arue High Schools benefited from in-class education programs and public conferences were organized at the IUCN in Tahiti and at the CRIOBE in Moorea.
Brice was also able to go to Tetiaroa atoll thanks to the support of The Brando and observe the atoll sand and the erosion mechanism.
Many thanks to our supporters, Air Tahiti Nui, SA Frangipani, Richard and Mireille BAILEY and to Brice VAILLANT who generously donated part of his sand collection to Te mana o te moana.