Environment

Cook Islands’ renowned whale expert Nan Hauser is calling for greater awareness around whale protection in the hope of developing legal protections.

Pestilential kinds of herbs

Sunday September 01, 2019

For 60-year-old Simo Simo, his watermelon farm is his livelihood. He says it takes him nearly every month to ensure the creeping plants on its boundaries don’t affect his plantation.

Secret donor shades turtles

Saturday August 31, 2019

New turtle society Te Ara O Te Onu, is making headway with turtle research in Rarotonga with a goal to find out what the turtle population looks like in our waters.

OPINION: This week keen young leaders attended a Te Ipukarea Society camp to learn about careers in science and conservation. Environmental award-winning Marae Moana director Jacqui Evans spoke to them.

Swimming with whales for the first time was spiritual and emotional for Charlotte Piho – and especially photographing a mother and her calf.

Cook Islander Teina Mackenzie has called for Pacific Island Leaders to support a 10-year moratorium on seabed mining and is asking them to prioritize the health of Pacific communities and recognise values beyond economic gain.

Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga praised ‘seasoned guru’ Henry Puna in yesterday’s Small Island Developing States meeting.

Plastic Free July is approaching, and with the Cook Islands cabinet recently banning many single-use plastics, we deal this week with a recent initiative to reduce plastic use in our close neighbour, Samoa.

Local non-government organisations Te Ipukarea Society and Kōrero O Te ‘Ōrau recently sourced funding for an independent legal opinion on the draft Seabed Minerals Bill 2019. This is the fourth in a series of articles outlining key points raised in the 51-page opinion.

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