OCTA

Overseas Countries
and Territories Association

Pala Dalik

Pala Dalik

BEST

New Caledonia

NGO

Biodiversity conservation and restoration

Pala Dalik

Pala Dalik is a New Caledonian association that has the following objectives:

  1.  The observation, knowledge, preservation, and restoration of the New Caledonian underwater and coastal environment.
  2. The training of volunteer divers in scientific techniques for monitoring the state of health of New Caledonian reefs within the Caledonian Reef Observation Network (RORC) framework.
  3. Raising public awareness of the preservation of reefs, in particular through the presentation of the results of the RORC.

Concretely, Pala Dalik wants to feed the data collected of the RORC over time by perpetuating the actions of the association around a network of motivated volunteers and share this information with all those concerned by the state of health of the reefs, including the government, schools, and tribes. To do this, the association offers training and participation in annual monitoring campaigns of the 23 existing RORC stations in the 3 provinces of New Caledonia.

The immediate objectives of the association are installing new stations or monitoring stations abandoned for lack of resources, such as 6 stations installed on the lagoon of Nouméa. To achieve this goal, the association is constantly seeking human resources: from experienced divers (autonomous, levels 3 or 4 desired) to lovers of underwater life who simply want to learn more about the functioning of a reef and are willing to communicate on the subject in the bush, in articles or in companies. The goal of the association is to protect what UNESCO has classified for its BEAUTY: the lagoon of New Caledonia.

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