About Tetiaroa Society


Through education, conservation and creative science, Tetiaroa Society is inspiring the movement of sustainable interdependence between mankind and nature.  A tax-exempt 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit organization, Tetiaroa Society combines creativity and scientific advancement to better humanity’s relationship with the planet and help facilitate a harmonious future for generations to come.

Inspired by the late Marlon Brando’s vision to preserve sanctuaries for future generations and raise awareness of the fragility of our environment, Tetiaroa Society was founded by the Marlon Brando Estate, which owns the atoll, and Pacific Beachcomber, and is supported by high profile members of the international scientific and entertainment communities. As a site of high historical value, as well as rich scientific research opportunities, Tetiaroa Society plays a pivotal role in preserving local cultural interests on Tetiaroa and expanding the scientific lessons learned to create a farther reaching and globally significant purpose.


Tetiaroa Society’s mission is to inspire sustainable interdependence through education, conservation, and creative science.


Sustainable interdependence refers to a symbiotic relationship between nature and humankind. Tetiaroa Society is devoted to scientific research and discovery that promotes global sustainable interdependence. In addition, our conservation plan lead by Tetiaroa Society’s Scientific Advisory Board, supports preservation and restoration programs related to Tetiaroa’s marine and terrestrial biodiversity as well as programs developed to preserve the cultural sites of the atoll.