La guerre des Fourmis – Bande dessinée de F. Courchamp et M. Ughetti

Les fourmis dites « envahissantes » sont des êtres vivants incroyables mais peuvent aussi représenter un grand danger. En effet, ces insectes causent des problèmes majeurs pour l’environnement, pour l’économie et pour la santé humaine. Franck Courchamp (Directeur de recherche à l’Université Paris-Sud et au CNRS, vulgarisateur scientifique) et Mathieu Ughetti (Illustrateur, vulgarisateur scientifique) nous…

Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN en 2020

Le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN se tiendra en France, à Marseille en 2020. Cet événement constitue une opportunité unique, avec la Conférence de la Convention sur la Diversité Biologique qui se tiendra aussi en 2020 en Chine, de renforcer l’action pour la préservation de la biodiversité, tant au niveau national qu’au niveau…

Te Manu 93

Le Te Manu N°93 est paru ! Vous trouverez dans le Te Manu 93 qui est un numéro très spécial, le procès-verbal de l’Assemblée générale ordinaire 2018 de la Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie « Manu » et un article de Philippe Raust sur les 20 ans de protection du Monarque de Tahiti. Le sommaire: L’assemblée générale ordinaire…

Red List 2017 Bird update

The latest Red List update has been published! To know more about the new List, download BirdLife’s Bird Red List Roundup infographic. To read more : https://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/red-list-2017-seabirds-starving-songbirds-trapped-hope-pelican-and-kiwis Worlwide Of the total of 11,122 bird species currently recognised by BirdLife International and IUCN: 156 species have gone Extinct since the year 1500 – there is no…

2018 Ordinary General Meeting of the SOP

The Ordinary General Meeting of MANU held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Samuel Raapoto High School (thank you for the welcome!). With a quorum reached at first blow – thanks to the members who came and to those who took the time to send their powers. It was studious but in the same time…

The Origin of Flight – What Use is Half a Wing?

“What use is half a wing?” As a rebuttal to Darwin’s (1859) explanation of the origin and diversification of life, St. George Jackson Mivart (1871) posed a challenge. With this simple question, Mivart challenged Darwin to explain the adaptive role of intermediate forms within an evolutionary continuum, prompting Darwin to expand on the concept of…

Seabird rescuing network in French Polynesia – Award 2017

The Seabird rescuing network of French Polynesia is a group of volunteers who care for and release grounded and injured seabirds, mostly petrels. Most of the ‘sauveteurs’ are members of the BirdLife Partner SOP Manu, which coordinates their work, and which has nominated the group as Nature’s Heroes for 2017. To Read more : http://www.birdlife.org/pacific/news/saluting-natures-heroes-who-help-dazed-seabirds…

Colors of birds feathers

Colors of birds feathers and climate: is there a connection? Gloger’s rule states that birds living in humid climates tend to have darker pigmentation. Darker feathers are believed to be useful for defense against parasites, temperature regulation, and camouflage. However, researchers are uncertain about the validity of these explanations. The specifics of how and why…