Moorea and the Gambier – French Polynesia
The French Biodiversity Agency (AFB) carried out the RESCCUE project in French Polynesia under the supervision of both SPC and the Government of French Polynesia and in partnership with the IRCP-EPHE, University of French Polynesia, Créocéan, GIE Océanide, PTPU, Vertigo Lab, the SOP Manu association and several individual consultants.
Activities came to an end in October 2018 with a participatory Activities came to an end in October 2018 with a participatory lessons-learned workshop in Papeete and the final project steering committee meeting.
The final report on RESCCUE in French Polynesia provides an overview of all the project activities and outcomes at the Moorea and Gambier Islands pilot sites. A synthesis is also accessible here.
As with all the other pilot sites, RESCCUE in French Polynesia developed its activities in an integrated management and climate change resilience perspective. In line with its overall rationale, the project endeavoured to reduce non-climate stressors on ecosystems so as to increase ecosystem resilience and, in that way, the resilience of the communities that depend on them. The activities were based around several complementary areas.
A video presenting the project activities in French Polynesia is accessible here.