BOURAILhelp save the marine turtles with us
It is at the dawn of a day in January 2006, while going to see the quality of the waves for a surfing session, that the founder of the association discovered hundreds of baby turtles crushed on the road along the beach of La Roche Percée. Together with other inhabitants, he decided to work for their protection so that this hecatomb would never happen again.
Bwärä Tortues Marines
is a non-profit association, founded in 2006 for a goal:
the protection of marine turtles and their spawning sites on the Bourail coast of New Caledonia.
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First spawning site for large-headed turtles (Caretta caretta) in New Caledonia, and second spawning site in the South Pacific. The use of this place by marine turtles allows us to carry out scientific monitoring of the breeding population and to set up concrete protection and conservation actions.
We are working to restore beaches by reforesting the coastline through our nursery composed of nearly 7,000 trees, 80% of which are endemic species, and the implementation of standardized access.
The laying season
The use of this place by marine turtles allows us to carry out scientific monitoring of the breeding population and to set up concrete protection and conservation actions.
The South Province and the Aquarium des Lagons organize for 3 months visits to discover turtle egg laying, as part of a regulated and sustainable activity.