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Our rehabilitation centre was established in February 2004 by the Te Mana o Te Moana association, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment in an effort to protect the sea turtles of French Polynesia.
Even though all sea turtles are protected globally, they remain at risk of extinction. The turtles brought to us were found sick, injured, maimed or were seized by customs – we do our best to rehabilitate them, at which point they are released into the sea.

On the 5 sea turtle species found in the French Polynesian waters, the Clinic has welcomed 4 different species in 11 years : the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the Loggerhead sea turtle and the Olive turtle. Most of the time, you will encounter the green turtle and the hawksbill turtle.

The team of the foundation, including a licensed veterinarian, closely monitor the turtles’ weight and growth daily while providing them with all of the necessary care for their recovery.

More information about the foundation: www.temanaotemoana.org