I am delighted to share this report to you, which allows us to communicate on Manu’s diverse actions, and to say thank you to our members, volunteers, partners, sponsors, as well as the French Polynesia’s government. The year 2020 has been a difficult year, as you can imagine, and it took even more effort to organize and fund actions on the most endangered birds. The cancellation of fieldwork trips and the decrease in international contributions, in particular those from some zoos, were the main impacts of the pandemic. However certain projects, such as the conservation of the 4 remaining breeding pairs of Fatu Hiva Monarchs, could not wait for funding! We had to instead increase our field efforts thanks to the help of three biologists (Maria Igual, Benjamin Ignace and Simon Noiret, the latter as a volunteer of the European Solidarity Corps).
We are counting on you to carry out our priority actions! Our manu.pf website has been recently re-done and it now hosts a secure payment platform to receive donations or memberships. I wish you a happy reading and thank you again for your support.
Roberto Luta, SOP Manu president