In 2022, the Manu association was able to continue its actions for the conservation of threatened species and the restoration of their habitats. The priority of the SOP is to save the Fatu-Hiva Monarch from extinction since the discovery of avian malaria, a new challenge to overcome. A captive breeding project is underway with the help of the Auckland Zoo. Construction was able to begin in December 2022 thanks to several organizations that responded to the call for help: Univet Nature, Beauval Nature, LPO, Zoo Victoria, Association of European Zoos and others…

But the SOP is also going through dark times. Philippe Raust, our Vice President, recently passed away. He was one of the founding members and President for many years. He was a great defender of birds, passionate and fascinating to listen to. His commitment to the life of the SOP and the protection of our birds is unprecedented. He was the living memory of the SOP and his opinions were generally listened to. He was able to carry the voice of Manu internationally through our partner BirdLife International. His passing is a great loss for the SOP and the birds of Polynesia. We will remain faithful to the guidelines that he and the elders have set. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, loyal volunteers, partners, sponsors, and the goverment. If you have not yet joined, the SOP Manu needs you! I wish you a good read. Mauru’uru

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