Environment

TIS fundraising for lawyer costs

Wednesday May 09, 2018

Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) has started a Givealittle donation page online to help cover some of the costs of taking the government to court over purse seine fishing – but they are still more than $4000 short of their goal.

The Cook Islands has received a $3million grant “to help build the resilience of its residents and protect their livelihoods from disasters and climate change”.

WATSAN has declared war on beach litter at the Nikao Social Centre after doing a beach survey along the foreshore and finding dumped items including a television, a mini stove and a vacuum cleaner.

The Pacific Islands region is on track to having its own Pacific Climate Change Centre to be based in Samoa at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

Pacific Islands leaders will meet with French president Emmanuel Macron this week to discuss climate change and biodiversity.

Delegates from the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and its 17 member states are in Rarotonga this week in the lead up to the 106th Forum Fisheries Committee (FFC106) officials meeting, to be held at the Edgewater Resort & Spa from May 7-11.

The Cook Islands Country Preparedness Package (CPP) clearly portraits the national structures and disaster management arrangements, says Chief of Staff, Prime Minister’s office, Bredina Drollet.

Beach litter is an increasing problem worldwide, including here in our beautiful Cook Islands.

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

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