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This research focuses on coral reef health in the South Pacific region, an area of high global coral diversity. Coral reef health surrounding two study sites in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, has been assessed in areas that have not been previously...
Though I had heard the word ra’ui, until I started working in the environment field I was not sure of its meaning. As a consequence of my work, I started to learn more about ra’ui through reading and talking to other conservationists and elderly...
To better manage environmental information, Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) introduced a new portal that can store and share datasets, reports, images and other files that examine current environmental conditions.Click on the link...
The Cook Islands is now the largest multi-use marine park in the world. Marae Moana "  spanning a total ocean area of nearly two million square kilometres " became a reality on Tuesday this week.Click on the link below to read the full story.
Last month, the South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands officially designated a 50-nautical mile buffer zone around its islands in which all commercial fishing is now off-limits. All together, the buffer zones total an area of more...