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  • Expédition Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée - Gastéropode Calpurnus verrucosus © MNHN/PNI/IRD - Laurent Charles

    Our Planet Reviewed

    Our Planet Reviewed is a major exploration programme of the natural world and aims to acquire new knowledge in the regions of the planet with the...

  • Eric Guilbert cherchant des Tingidae à l'aide d'un parapluie japonais - Nouvelle-Calédonie, Mont Koghis © Cyrille D'Haese

    Cafotrop

    CaFoTrop, or Canopée des Forêts Tropicales (Tropical Forest Canopy), organises missions with the Muséum and aims to explore tropical and temperate...

  • Mers australes - Antarctique © MNHN - Guillaume Lecointre

    Southern seas

    As part of International Polar Year which took place between 2007 and 2008, the CAML (Census of Antarctic Marine Life), a census and study...

  • Spitzberg

    Spitzberg

    A team of scientists from the French Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle and the CNRS set off for Spitzberg on the 8th of July 2010 in...

  • Coelacanthe © Laurent Ballesta

    The South African Coelacanths

    An expedition in South Africa enabled scientists from the French Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle and the South African Institute for Aquatic...

  • La Planète Revisitée, Santo

    Santo 2006

    On the initiative of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, the French Research Institute for Development and Pro-Natura International, Santo...

  • Côte sud-est Malgache. Fort Dauphin (Madagascar) © MNHN/PNI - Xavier Desmier

    Mozambique-Madagascar 2009-2010

    Between April 2009 and June 2010, Mozambique and Madagascar hosted a series of expeditions on sea and land.

  • Expédition Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée - Fond marin du lagon de Madang © MNHN/PNI/IRD - Xavier Desmier

    Papua New Guinea 2012-213

    From the Bismarck Sea to the foothills of Mount Wilhelm, the Papua New Guinea expedition brought almost 200 researchers, students and volunteers...

  • Massif du Mitaraka - Guyane © Olivier Pascal / MNHN / PNI

    Guiana 2014-2015

    Today, the 70,458 species identified in France’s overseas territories are estimated to be just 10% of the species thought to be present.

  • Punaise Tingidae Ammianus mayri du Gabon. © Cyrille D’Haese

    Gabon 2006

    The aim of the Cafotrop/Energia project was to make an inventory of bugs (Heteroptera) and springtails of the floor, undergrowth and canopy of...

  • Cafotrop - Insecte - Australie 2013 © Cyrille D'Haese

    SW Australia 2013

    SW Australia 2013 was the third and final mission of the "The survivors of Gondwana" Cafotrop-Muséum project, after the Patagonia mission in Chile...

  • Singe vervet dans la canopée, Silaka © Cyrille D’Haese

    Pondoland 2012

    Pondoland 2012 was the second field mission dedicated to collecting insects under the "The survivors of Gondwana" programme.

  • Collemboles Triacanthella vogeli des régions froides de la Patagonie Chilienne © Cyrille D’Haese

    Patagonia 2011

    "Les rescapés du Gondwana" includes three field missions on three different sites: Chilean Patagonia, South Africa and South West Australia.

  • Vue du Wanganui National Park - Nouvelle-Zélande © Éric Guilbert

    New Zealand 2010

    The aim of the New Zealand field mission was to collect specimens of Aradidae and Tingidae bugs, as well as Micropterigidae...

  • Le Collembole Neotropiella carli nous regarde de ses dix yeux… Taille réelle : 3 mm © Cyrille D’Haese

    Nouragues 2009

    The scientific objective of this mission was to draw up a preliminary inventory of Collembola and Heteroptera insects in the Nouragues Nature...

  • Les plantes tentent de survivre dans des conditions très hostiles, Tsingy rary, massif de l'Ankarana © Cyrille D’Haese

    Tsingy 2007

    The Cafotrop/Energia/Muséum project has three strands corresponding to the three tropical forest field missions in three chosen sites in Gabon,...

  • Punaise Tingidae Acanthochila armigera © Cyrille D'Haese

    Yungas 2007

    The Cafotrop/Energia/Muséum project has three strands corresponding to the three tropical forest field missions in three chosen sites in Gabon,...