Te Tai Nui A Hau


Established: September 2017

Location: Marquesas Archipelago
Size: 700,000 km2
Video: Ocean TV

TE TAI NUI A HAU is a large scale marine protected area established by the indigenous peoples of the Marquesas, it is also in the process of legal establishment through the French Polynesian Government in partnership with France, mayors of Marquesas and professional representatives and the civil society.

The MPA supports and protects culture and intergenerational connection of community to this very special marine area. The region holds near pristine beauty and is home to an incredibly rich biodiversity where an abundance of planktons attract a great number of hammerhead sharks, marine mammals and endemic species.