National Geographic News

Special Report: Island Life Under the Microscope in Mo'orea

Photos: Cutting-Edge Science Meets Centuries-Old Tradition

Cutting-Edge Science Meets Centuries-Old Tradition

The waves of exploration that have washed over Mo’orea have altered the landscape, natives, and scientific research in profound ways.See Photos »

  • Photos: Cutting-Edge Science Meets Centuries-Old Tradition
  • A South Pacific Island, Under the Microscope
  • Swim Through Hundreds of Island Species Photos
  • A Culture Written in Stone and Soil
Bridging Western Science With Polynesian Tradition

Bridging Science With Tradition

Elders start to work with scientists on preserving the biodiversity of Mo’orea.

A Cubic Foot of Tropical Forest

A Cubic Foot of Tropical Forest

See what crawls, flies, and sets roots down in a cubic foot of Mo'orea's mountain trees.

From National Geographic Magazine

The Future of Food

See more food news, photos, and videos »

Special Report: Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge

From National Geographic Magazine

The Future of Food

See more food news, photos, and videos »