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.


All our interventions converge towards a single goal: to protect turtles and their egg-laying sites on the Bourail coastline.

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Monitoring of marine turtles

The beaches of Bourail (La Roche Percée and Turtle Bay) represent the first nesting site for Big-headed Turtles (Caretta caretta) in New Caledonia, and the second site in the South Pacific. The first site is located in Australia, at Mon Repos (Bundaberg).



Of the coastline and watersheds. Bourail is at the heart of the Western Coastal Zone (WCZ), classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

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The third part of the association's action is to raise public awareness about the protection of marine turtles and the environment in general.



Bwärä Tortues Marines
is a non-profit association, founded in 2006.

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By the day, at the weekend, for a stay of one month or more, do not hesitate to contact us to invest yourself by our side.

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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.

Daily actions