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CaledoClean is an association in New Caledonia which campaigns for ecological transition in order to effectively and sustainably preserve the right to a healthy environment for all, including the poorest and most vulnerable to climate change.

Their teams are celebrating the association's 10th anniversary in 2022.


Thibault Bizien

Replanting the native forest in New Caledonia with CaledoClean

With more than 3,400 native plant species, 76% of which are endemic, and a high rate of degradation, New Caledonia is one of the 35 hot spots of biodiversity on the planet, i.e. an area with great of biodiversity but particularly threatened by human activity.


Initiated in 2012 by a group of young Caledonian citizens, the CaledoClean association was born from an awareness of seeing the landscapes of our natural spaces degrade over the years under the weight of human activity. Deforestation, erosion and an abundance of rubbish have led us to want to get involved in preserving our biodiversity. For almost 10 years now, we have been working to clean up our environment and reforest our lands through participatory citizen actions where we promote solidarity ecological action.


This video shows one amongst many actions taken by the association along with Caledonian citizens in order to rebuild the native forest around fragile areas.

​The collection sways between analogue photo montages from the past and digitisation of the present and the future. Images deformed and reformed, deconstructed and rebuilt in as many propositions as potential occurrences, all depending on the facet grabbing the eye and the senses.


Night of Ideas New Zealand is presented by the Embassy of France in New Zealand in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington, as part of La Nuit des idées, a worldwide initiative of the Institut français, Paris.

Participation of New Caledonian contributors is facilitated by the Delegation of New Caledonia to New Zealand.

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