We are most pleased to announce that the Rufford Foundation in London has awarded us a grant to do the first biodiversity assessment at Tongareva.

This is a community project, which is very exciting for us.

We will include seabirds & plants in our records. Over time we should see the main food species increasing as we monitor and protect them.

We will  include our various shark species & their breeding grounds.

Our very healthy & pristine lagoon will act as a species reservoir to replenish other sea areas where the fish have all been taken.


This biodiversity assessment will improve our ecosystem knowledge too.  Our honu nest on these motu and often go into the forest to put their eggs.