Overseas Countries
and Territories Association


Pacific Territories Regional Project for Sustainable (PROTEGE) Ecosystem Management

01/07/2018 - 31/12/2023

36 million

French Polynesia

New Caledonia

Wallis and Futuna

The Oceanian Regional Project of Territories for the Sustainable Management of Ecosystems (PROTEGE) is an initiative which aims to promote sustainable economic development and resilience in the face of climate change within the European Overseas Countries and Territories of the Pacific (OCTs), by relying on biodiversity and renewable natural resources. PROTEGE has two main objectives:

  • strengthening key primary sectors’ sustainability, climate-change adaptation and autonomy;
  • and enhancing ecosystem-service security by protecting water resources and biodiversity.


95 Promenade Roger Laroque BP D5
98848 Noumea
New Caledonia

PROTEGE supports the public policies of the four Pacific OCTs: New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna and the Pitcairn Islands. The project is implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC – Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Program) and the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP).

The project runs from 2018 to 2022 and it covers four themes, namely:

  1. Agriculture and Forestry,
  2. Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture,
  3. Water, and
  4. Invasive Species.

The project is funded by the European Union. Its oversight is ensured by New Caledonia as the project’s Regional Authorising Officer, along with the European Development Fund (EDF) territorial authorising officers for French Polynesia, Wallis & Futuna and Pitcairn.

Please find here the news article on the 7th newsletter of the PROTEGE project, which highlights the actions that are taking place.