BOURAIL

help 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.

actions

We are working to restore the shoreline and monitor marine turtle spawning sites.

volunteers

During the laying season, eco-guards and volunteers protect the La Roche Percée site every night.

education

We are involved in many awareness-raising actions to protect marine turtles and preserve nature.

partners

Discover multiple ways to help us alongside the institutions and companies that support our work.

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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AMAZING BEACHES

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.

turtle watching

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.