Some species are protected by French Polynesian law and/or international treaties. Research on these species require additional procedures depending on the species and activity proposed. Species are protected because they are recognized as locally endangered (FP legislation) or because they are overexploited by international trade (CITES).

If you wish to study a protected species, please include a short proposal specifically for this study along with your general permit application (protocole d'accueil) and send it to Hinano Teavai-Murphy. You can find a full description of the existing biodiversity regulations under this link. Biocode Project researchers should discuss their needs with Jerome Petit.