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The certification often referred to as eco accreditation or green accreditation is a joint project between the National Environment Service through the Ridge to Reef project, Te Ipukarea Society, the Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council, and the...
The island of Mangaia was blessed with a warm and sunny day for the start of its first official fishing competition.There were special categories for the mamas, papas and pepes, and excited kids took part in reef-fishing with their bamboo rods....
Rarotonga is “lost” as a turtle nesting site – but the battle is on to save their habitats in other islands.That’s the fight that Penrhyn-based marine zoologist Dr Michael White has embarked on, as he seeks to push back against building on beaches...
A workshop attended by community leaders and fisheries experts last week poked holes in the idea that the Marae Moana Act, which prioritises conservation in the Cook Islands’ marine space, restricts the country’s earning potential. Click on the link...
Jacqueline Evans, a marine conservationist from the Cook Islands, has received a Goldman Environmental Prize for helping to lead a campaign to protect her island country’s waters. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
A Cook Islands marine conservationist who received a global environmental award says she hopes it will bring more attention to protecting the Pacific Ocean. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
The inaugural meeting of the Cook Islands turtle society, Te Ara O Te Onu, was held on Wednesday to discuss the protection and conservation of turtles and elect its executive. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
 Jacqui Evans, director of the Marae Moana Coordination Office, has won the world’s most prestigious award honouring grassroots environmental activists. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
In July 2017, the South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands made a bold bid to convert its entire territorial waters, the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), into a mixed-use marine protected area. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Ra’ui; it is simply the prohibition of certain activities, in certain areas to allow those areas to find balance and replenish themselves again. We have used this traditional tool when we needed to replenish food and fish stocks and to allow balance...