Environment

This week the high profile actor’s foundation announced it is donating almost $NZ1.5 million to help finance the first-ever “debt for oceans conservation swap,” which will benefit ocean protection efforts in the Seychelles, a tiny African nation of 115 small islands in the Indian Ocean off of East Africa.

Lagoon weed pilot productive

Friday March 18, 2016

Efforts to remove algae in Muri lagoon using an excavator are producing the desired effect, says Chamber of Commerce president Stephen Lyon.

Wriggly worms play a vital role in our environment.

Wriggly worms play a vital role in our environment.

Now you can help keep Rarotonga clean and support fundraising efforts of Te Uki Ou School by renting a plate from their stall at the Muri Night Market.

‘Trees must be protected’

Friday February 05, 2016

Historic trees in the Cook Islands will need to be preserved and protected as they are diminishing, states a concerned citizen.

Seaweed everywhere

Thursday February 04, 2016

Algae smothering the Muri lagoon floor and now extensive amounts of seaweed being swept on to the beach at Avana are creating an ugly, smelly mass all along the foreshore.

The Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is liaising with the Cook Islands government in an effort to ban the use of the Expandable Polystyrene Foam (EPS) products, especially those used for packaging in the takeaways food industry in the Cook Islands

Grants to fight environment issues

Tuesday January 26, 2016

The next round of funding for the Cook Islands Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Strengthening the Resilience of our Islands and our Communities to Climate Change (SRIC-CC) is due this Friday.

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