Despite challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, Cook Islands Whale Research is describing 2020 as an intriguing but ultimately successful year for furthering our understanding of earth’s largest mammals.
Government says it has no intention to legislate Ra’ui to manage the country’s reef and lagoons, opting instead to introduce contemporary approaches that aim to address perceived over-harvesting of resources.
A recent confrontation between a Government MP and a Rarotonga market stall operator over the harvesting of Avake (sea urchin) has revived calls to give traditional conservation practices greater authority by incorporating them into law.
We are delighted to announce that nine young students from our Aitutaki environmental photography module have been selected as finalists in the UK Pacific Climate Photography Competition, writes Te Ipukarea Society.
As the debate continues over the pros and cons of deep sea mining, there is now unanimous support by both major political parties for exploration by companies interested in harvesting minerals from the ocean floor.
Monday this week was International Women’s Day. It is a special day of the year where we celebrate the amazing vaine we know, who are out there doing great work and living their best lives, writes Kate McKessar.
The Cook Islands Opposition has objected to the most recent northern Pa Enua seabed mining consultations saying that at least one representative from their team should’ve been included to ensure there was balance.