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turtle hatchling on a Tetiaroa beach

New research from Tetiaroa Atoll, French Polynesia documented predation by invasive rats at main sea turtle nesting sites. Researchers from Te Mana o te Moana have been… read more

On what should be a pristine tropical island, humans have introduced a destructive pest. Can scientists turn back the clock?

Art of Robert Gibbings 1929

In 1929 an Irish artist named Robert Gibbings arrived in Tahiti with the assignment of illustrating a new version of The Mutiny on the Bounty by James Norman Hall and Charles Nordhoff. Gibbings was a talented artist in many disciplines but had begun doing wood block illustrations in books for the Golden Cockerel Press. Unfortunately, James… read more

The general objective of our outreach program is to enable students to understand the complexities of the relationship between humans and the environment. We aim to guide students towards a greater appreciation of sustainable development and its direct relationship with bio-cultural diversity.
We use interdisciplinary, project-based… read more

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