This article is adapted from a Birdlife International article by Jessica Law. Te Ipukarea Society is the Birdlife partner for the Cook Islands.
Seabed Minerals Commissioner, Paul Lynch, has confirmed that there are industries who have shown their interest to explore the Cook Islands seabed and see if it is commercially viable.
My name is Jessie Tepora Nicholson.
I am a descendent of the Pirangi and Apaina bloodlines from Arorangi and Ivirua, Mangaia, respectively, through my mama and papa.
This weekly column is provided by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with environment and conservation matters of concern to the Cook Islands.
One of the great ironies of our time is that what we do in pursuit of money puts undue pressure on the environment, but restoring the health of our environment costs money too.