Environment

Much of Te Ipukarea Society’s work is raising awareness about conservation and sustainable environmental practices.

Concern that seabed mining law change puts national interest ahead of public interest.

Seabed mining is ‘greener’

Thursday June 18, 2020

Cook Islands says its plans to mine the ocean floor to “harvest” polymetallic nodules are the world’s greenest option.

Trees’ new lease of life

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Well-loved toa trees in front of Takitumu primary school have been saved from the axe – for now.

When a tourist found little Ponu in the harbour, the green sea turtle was white.

Pristine waters’ lesson

Friday June 12, 2020

Australia High Commissioner says his nation can learn from Cook Islands’ care for ocean. 

For the first time in more than 100 years, natural light grandly shines through the grove of utu trees on the main road Upper Tupapa.

Miracle turtle Ponu is to be released into the wild on Sunday – and our children are determined she won’t face the same threats that kill other turtles.

Seabed mining is the equivalent of Covid-19 to the health of our ocean, says the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations.

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