15.04.2020 – Le Petit Journal: l’actualité locale et international pour les expatriés français et les francophones



Living in the Philippines since 2011, Frédéric Tardieu created the Sulubaai foundation, which aims to restore and conserve the natural resources, starting with Pangatalan Island. Since mid-March, he has been confined to this 4-hectare island located northeast of the Palawan archipelago. He tells us about his daily life.




12.12.2019 – Le Petit Journal: l’actualité locale et international pour les expatriés français et les francophones


The ceremony of the French people of Asia-Oceania took place on December 5 at the residence of the French Embassy in Singapore. Living in the Philippines since 2011, Frédéric Tardieu is the winner of the innovation trophy for the work carried out with his foundation Sulubaai on the island of Pangatalan. 

Ceremony video



16.09.2019 – Mission Blue – Sylvia Earl Alliance 


Pangatalan Island has been declared a Hope Spot by international nonprofit Mission Blue to highlight the profound impact that a small group of citizens can make when they seek to change the world. Dr. Sylvia Earle, Founder of Mission Blue says, “The time is now to empower one another to do what we can with what we have to protect the fragile marine ecosystems around the world. The conservation work on Pangatalan Island is an incredible example of the impact people can make– cause for hope.”



04.07.2018 – UNESCO – Natural Sciences Sector 


The Pangatalan Island, which forms part of the Palawan Biosphere Reserve (Philippines), operates as an effective living laboratory for conservation and sustainable development through cooperation between the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and the Sulubaai Foundation (SEF). It combines nature conservation with sustainable tourism, mangrove restoration and community development.





22.03.2018 – D’île en île – ONG Initiative “Petites île de Méditerranée”


It is certainly one of the most extraordinary stories that we have been told, from islands to islands, while doing a mission with our partner Andromède Oceanology … In the 90s, Frédéric TARDIEU met Thierry, a guy from Marseille freshly installed on a small island lost in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines. Curious to learn more about this life of Robinson, Frédéric decides to visit Thierry and embarks for more than 30 hours of travel, between planes, dirt tracks and canoes. The island is love at first sight…

Newsletter n°22 Mars 2018 (full)


03.2018 – Ouest France – L’édition du soir 



In the Philippines, this French couple has made a crazy dream come true : buy an island. They planted trees and now make coral cuttings. Their goal: to make Pangatalan a model of a small, sustainable island with high biodiversity that could be replicated elsewhere in the world.