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Being a sustainable & happy Nani traveller

Nani Golden Rules

Rule 1

Protect Marine Life

Rule 2

Protect our terrestrial biodiversity

Rule 3

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Rule 4

Reduce your ecological footprint

Rule 5

Pick up natural products

Rule 6

Say Ia Ora Na and Mauru'uru

PROTECT MARINE LIFE

HOW ?

✽ When possible prefer activities with the minimum noise pollution                                (snorkeling, kayaks, paddle boards…)

Avoid touching living corals (the colored ones) or any animal in the ocean

Avoid all activities modifying the natural behavior of animals like feeding

✽ Admire all you see but take nothing: corals, shells… the ocean is their home!

Don’t throw anything from a boat or from land, especially cigarette butts

Use reef safe sunscreen

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WHY ?

Noise pollution can affect survival and reproduction of all the underwater life

Coral are living beings that already suffer from global warming, they don’t need to get intoxicated by chemicals or to be walked on!

✽ By touching animals or corals you can remove a protective layer of mucus helping prevent diseases

✽ Even dead, corals and shells can serve as a substrate on which new corals can grow, provide habitat for baby fishes or hermit crabs

✽ One cigarette butt only contains more than 4000 different chemicals and pollutes 500 liters of water

PROTECT OUR TERRESTRIAL BIODIVERSITY

HOW ?

✽ At night, turn off all unnecessary lights to avoid light pollution

✽ Admire all our flowers and plants but don’t pick up anything you don’t know

✽ In the mountains and valleys, keep all your trash with you, even food waste

Clean up your shoes each time you are back from a hike

Never transport any plants, fruits or seeds from an island to another

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WHY ?

✽ Light pollution can affect some protected birds species, disoriented by light pollution

✽ A lot of flowers, ferns and trees are protected species because it is endemic, threatened or both

Food waste can increase rat’s population and as an invasive species, they are a major threat to endemic trees and birds

Shoes can help spreading seeds from invasive plants and trees or fire ants, a huge threat to endemic trees and birds

Harmful insect and plants species could be spread through fruits, plants or seed transportation

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

HOW ?

Don’t accept single-use plastics (coffee sticks, dishes, plastic bags)

✽ Always bring a reusable bottle and if you have to buy a drink like a soda, prefer cans than plastic bottle

Use zero waste products: solid shampoo, soap or toothpastes, bamboo toothbrushes…

✽ When possible, reuse or recycle things instead of throwing them and if you must, always sort your waste

WHY ?

✽ Each year, 13 million tons of waste goes from land to the sea, killing more than a million birds and 100 000 marine mammals

Plastic is the worst kind of trash: it turns to microplastics that become part of the food chain with all its toxic, neurotoxic, immunotoxic, carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting effects

160 tons of waste are buried each day on the island of Tahiti in a landfill center that will soon be saturated, requiring to find a new place to bury all the garbage

REDUCE YOUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT

HOW ?

Turn off the water when washing your hair or brushing your teet

Buy local products as much as possible to reduce CO2 gas emissions due to imported products

Reduce your electricity consumption as much as possible and prefer activities with low CO2 gas emissions

WHY ?

Freshwater is a precious and fragile resource for us. Our islands are very vulnerable to freshwater shortage or contamination of water sources

Reducing CO2 emissions is a priority for us, using low carbon means of transports during our expeditions and offering to compensate your carbon emissions through Greentripper

PICK UP NATURAL PRODUCTS

HOW ?

✽  Avoid any silicon, paraben, oxybenzone or octinoxate in your cosmetics

✽  Prefer organic and biodegradable products

WHY ?

Chemicals act as endocrine disruptor, it can also have neurotoxic, immunotoxic, and carcinogenic effects. Due to a poor water treatment system in islands, it can provoke coral bleaching, marine life infection, DNA damages, reproduction defects and death

SAY IA ORA NA AND MAURUURU

HOW ?

Adapt to local customs, speak a few Tahitian words, immerse yourself in our culture.

✽  Avoid touching sacred objects and entering sacred places when advised

Ia ora na litteraly means “I wish you life” and is used to say “Hello”; Mauruuru means “Thank you”

WHY ?

✽ Sustainable tourism is not only about protecting our the Planet, but also about respecting, reconnecting, sharing with the Humans.

We want you to fully connect with our traditions and become the international ambassadors of our culture.

NANI - BEYOND TRAVELLING

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