This week’s Te Ipukarea Society column was written by visiting researcher Diamir de Scally who is in the Cook Islands until the end of July.
The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) in collaboration with Sealord Ltd, Orafco (CK) Ltd, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has been conducting cross-endorsement training to brief Pacific Island Observers to work aboard Cook Islands flagged high seas trawlers fishing in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) area.
The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of the Federal Republic of Germany (BGR), is offering four at-sea training places for candidates from developing States including the Cook Islands, as part of its 2017 training programme.
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 .
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.