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PROTEGE

PROTEGE (“Pacific Territories Regional Project for Sustainable Ecosystem Management” or “protect” in French) is an initiative designed to promote sustainable and climate-change-resilient economic development in the European Pacific overseas countries and territories (OCT) by emphasising biodiversity and renewable resources. PROTEGE is a regional cooperation project that supports the public policies of the four Pacific OCTs, i.e. New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis & Futuna and Pitcairn.

Designed to last four-years (2018-2022), it covers four themes, i.e.
• Agriculture et Forestry,
• Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture,
• Water,
• Invasive Species.

PROTEGE will receive EUR 36 million from the European Development Fund’s (EDF) regional budget along with cofunding of some EUR 128,000 from the three French territories.

Goals
Agriculture and forestry
Coastal fisheries and aquaculture
Water
Invasive species
Agriculture and forestry
  • An integrated forestry, agroforestry and coconut-grove management policy is developed and implemented
  • Cooperation between the OCTs and between the OCTs and the ACP countries is strengthened and made sustainable through operational, coordination and support mechanisms
  • Viable agroecological systems are validated technically and then shared, and barriers to organic agriculture are removed
  • Agroecological, forestry and coconut-grove products are promoted

 

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Coastal fisheries and aquaculture
  • Aquaculture techniques that are sustainably integrated into natural settings and suited to island economies are trialled and implemented at pilot scales and then transferred to the rest of the Pacific
  • Participatory management and integrated planning of exploited fisheries resources are continued and strengthened
  • Fisheries and aquaculture products are developed as part of a sustainable development approach
  • Cooperation between the OCTs and between the OCTs and the ACP countries is strengthened and made sustainable through operational, coordination and support mechanisms
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Water
  • Water and aquatic environments are protected, managed and restored
  • Resilience to water-related natural and man-made risks is strengthened
  • Cooperation between the OCTs and between the OCTs and the ACP countries is strengthened and made sustainable through operational, coordination and support mechanisms
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Invasive species
  • Biosecurity is enhanced through the development of strategies and action plans to better prevent the introduction of invasive species
  • Mechanisms to monitor and manage certain exotic invasive animal and plant species are implemented to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • Cooperation between the OCTs and between the OCTs and the ACP countries is strengthened and made sustainable through operational, coordination and support mechanisms
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Project team

ROUDAUT Peggy
Project Manager
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HENIN Emilia
Project Assistant
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HAMDACHE Amel
Finance Officer
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ARMANDO Angèle
Communication Officer
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PETIT Julie
Territorial Coordinator - New Caledonia
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THOMASSIN Aurélie
Territorial Coordinator - French Polynesia
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FAO François
Territorial Coordinator - Wallis and Futuna
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GANDET Clément
Regional Coordinator (Agriculture and Forestry)
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JUNCKER Matthieu
Regional Coordinator (Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture)
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ROGER Benjamin
Regional Coordinator (Water)
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SADLER Dominic
Regional Coordinator (Exotic Invasive Species)
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