The Acteon and Gambier Archipelagos are located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 1,500 km (~932 miles) from Tahiti. French Polynesia comprises 125 islands and atolls spread over 5,030,000 square kilometers of Pacific Ocean. These vast archipelagos have among the highest numbers of endemic birds for tropical Pacific islands, exceeded only by the proportion that are globally threatened (37 percent).
BirdLife International, with Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP Manu—a BirdLife Partner in French Polynesia) and Island Conservation, completed an ambitious conservation operation on six remote islands in the Tuamotu (Acteon group) and Gambier archipelagos in July 2015.
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- A Somewhat Perilous Journey to Marquesas, French Polynesia - February 2, 2017
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- What are the Antipodes Islands really like? - April 5, 2016
- Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds! - July 28, 2015
- Une occasion exceptionnelle pour des oiseaux parmi les plus rares au monde! - July 28, 2015
- Update from the Field: Great strides made to save Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove - July 8, 2015
- Why are the birds angry anyway? - June 8, 2015
- Acteon Gambier French Polynesia Photo Gallery - January 3, 2015