On Thursday, October 8, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at Faa’a International Airport in Pape’ete, Tahiti, to witness a signing agreement between the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, Institut Océanographique, and the Moorea based association, Te Mana O Te Moana. Te Mana O Te Moana, meaning Spirit of the Ocean, conducts “…research studies and projects on Polynesian sea fauna, marine flora and the island ecosystem…” according to the association’s official website.
The agreement between the three organizations aims to protect endangered sea turtles throughout French Polynesia.
Later in the day, the sovereign prince arrived in the town Tarawa on the island of Kiribati to participate in a three-day summit organized by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco. Discussions focused on climate change, the marine environment, and more.
Prince Albert II also visited Rapa Nui (aka Easter Island), located in the southeast Pacific, where he met with local representatives who will be the caretakers of the new 630, 000km marine reserve.