Environment

Conservation in our ocean

Monday May 15, 2017

In the article about our oceans in CI News on Tuesday May 9, prime minister Henry Puna is quoted as saying, “the future of the Cook Islands and its people is in the ocean that surrounds us”.

Te Ipukarea Society is completing an Ecosystem Valuation Report for the National Environment Service, as a part of the Cook Islands National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. This article aims to raise awareness about the value of our ecosystems, and some of it is adapted from information on the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Website.

Today is Earth Day, and we thought it would be good idea to make people aware of something they can do here in the Cook Islands to help our Mother Earth .

Do your bit to protect our paradise

Wednesday April 19, 2017

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental matters of interest to the Cook Islands. This column was scheduled to appear in Saturday’s paper but had to be dropped for space reasons. It will appear as usual in this Saturday’s CI News.

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental matters of interest to the Cook Islands.

A beacon of hope for humpbacks

Wednesday April 05, 2017

The Cook Islands is a beacon of hope at the “Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference”, now underway in the Kingdom of Tonga, highlighting its strong stance on raising standards on ocean stewardship and management of its natural resources.

A Ministry of Marine Resources legal officer is visiting the northern Cook Islands to explore with fishing associations, fisheries officers and island communities, areas of importance they believe should be included in the Marine Resources Sector Plan that is currently under development.

Dumped in spite of hard work

Sunday April 02, 2017

They worked hard and by all accounts they did a good job, but the Aitutaki Power Station Authority Board still got dumped.

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environmental issues of concern to the Cook Islands. Today’s column is from a member of the Te Ipukarea Society Youth Task Force

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