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Environment

Push for eco accreditation

Thursday April 04, 2019

An initiative for sustainable tourism involving the private sector was launched yesterday by the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation along with their partners involved in the project.

The first, and most theoretical, point outlined by CJ Iorns Magallanes in her review of the Seabed Minerals Bill 2019 is this: as humans, we have created laws and processes that allow us to make money off of our resources, but is this still our moral right, considering the current rate of decline of the natural world?

Port receives oil-spill gear

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Oil-spill equipment worth about $60,000 was presented to the Ministry of Transport which yesterday received the kind donation on behalf of the Cook Islands Ports Authority.

Four bin recycling stations have been set up along Social Centre beach starting from Black Rock.

Pre-fishing inspections are being conducted on eight Chinese longline fishing vessels by the Ministry of Marine Resources (Tu’anga O Te Pae Moana) in Rarotonga this month.

Liam Kokaua writes of his career with Te Ipukarea Society and how much he has learned while working with the Cook Islands’ environmental champions.

Rarotonga’s emergency management teams have met to build awareness and build their capacity to deal with health disasters on the island.

Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) co-ordinates the Pacific International Waters Ridge to Reef Project (the Project), a relatively small project, that looks at capacity building, public private partnerships and monitoring land-based activities and their effects on the environment.

Agriculture co-ordinator visits

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) sub-regional co-ordinator for the Asia Pacific Eriko Hibi was in the country last week to discuss further partnership engagements with the Cook Islands.

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