The aim of this paper is to summarise and analyse the relationship between the environment and the economy on the islands of French Polynesia. The authoress states that the diversification of space management in French Polynesia results from the diversification of the natural environment; islands that are environmentally similar are managed in similar way. This 'similarity' was defined by a number of criteria, and two types of typologies were created. The analysis led to the following conclusion: the thesis is partly right - most of the islands sharing similar environmental features are managed in similar way.
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