Te mana o te moana is a French Polynesian non-profit foundation, state-approved and officially recognized by the environmental code and a member of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), involved in marine conservation since 2004.
Through its research, conservation, communication and educational activities, te mana o te moana strives to protect the marine environment of French Polynesia and to educate the public.
Te mana o te moana has organized the 1st International Symposium on Sea turtles in French Polynesia, October 26 and 27th in Moorea Island (InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa). Find the programme here.
It gathered local NGOs, research centers, fishermen, environmental offices, local authorities and international scientists.
- to establish a true assessment of the actions already carried out in French Polynesia and needs for the future.
- to define the local priorities in both conservation and research of the sea turtles.
- to define proposals for conservation plans involving experimented actors and adapted to the specificity of French Polynesia.
The Ocean Info Pack consists in a practical package of information, suggestions of activities and communication techniques on such issues as: Why is the ocean important to humanity? What is the state of the ocean? What can we do?
The objective of the Ocean Info Pack is to raise public awareness on Ocean issues and inspire action in favour of the Blue Planet.
The tools have been proposed by World Ocean Network partners to provide other professionals and all persons who wish to communicate on ocean issues with ideas for their own communication. They can be adapted to different environments and publics.
The 4th International Meeting "Acting together for the future of the Blue Planet", in link with International Year of Biodiversity 2010, was held on 9th-12th May, 2010 at Nausicaá, Boulogne sur Mer, FRANCE.
It proposed the first World Ocean Academy on the 9th May and followed the 5th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands, 3rd-7th May, 2010 - UNESCO, Paris, FRANCE. "Ensuring Survival, Preserving Life, Improving Governance; Oceans, Climate, Biodiversity: from Copenhagen 2009 to Nagoya 2010."
Mr.Goodfish is a campaign on the sustainable consumption of seafood products, launched under the umbrella of the World Ocean Network, by three aquariums: Nausicaá - Centre de la Mer, in France, the Acquario di Genoa in Italy and the Aquarium Finistaerre in Spain.
The aim of this campaign is to give the public an active role in the preservation of marine resources: because the choices made by the public matter for the management of the ocean’s resources. The campaign, developed at tourist locations, also benefits from the support of restauranteurs and fishmongers, who play crucial roles at the moment of purchase. « Choose the right fish, it’s good for the sea, it’s good for you. »
Every year on June 8, across the 5 continents, aquariums, research centres, museums, associations and institutions with a marine environment outreach role celebrate World Oceans Day. More than 200 organisations from 50 countries come together to take part in this festival of the ocean. On the programme there are organised activities, games, arts and craft workshops, conferences and films; it’s a fun day out and entirely dedicated to the ocean.
The World Ocean Network and the Ocean Project have worked closely together to promote World Oceans Day.
Thanks to all the collective and individual efforts and to the ever increasing public mobilisation for World Oceans Day, the United Nations General Assembly has designated the 8th June World Ocean Day. The first official international celebration took place in 2009.
« Un Océan pour l’humanité ; Les services rendus par la mer à l’homme » est le titre d’une exposition itinérante qui rend compte des services rendus à l’homme par les milieux naturels marins.
L’objectif de cette exposition est de faire prendre conscience des services écologiques, sociaux et économiques rendus par les milieux naturels marins et côtiers aux communautés humaines.
L’importance de préserver la biodiversité et les écosystèmes océaniques pour limiter l’ampleur des bouleversements climatiques et écologiques actuels est mise en évidence.
Des témoignages viennent illustrer les initiatives positives prises partout dans le monde pour préserver un océan en bonne santé.
L’exposition est un véritable parcours de découverte dans un esprit grand public constitué de cloisons d’images grand format, de décors, d’un jeu quizz interactif et d’une zone audiovisuelle.
Elle a pour l'instant été présentée à l'UNESCO à Paris lors de la 5ème Conférence Mondiale des Océans puis dans le cadre de la Fête de la Science à Capelle-la-Grande.