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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...
Ministry of Agriculture’s director for crop research William Wigmore launched the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture Report at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters recently. Click on the link below to read...
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. Click on the link below to read the full article.
In 2010, with the assistance of Conservation International and the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund, Birdlife International in partnership with the Cook Islands environmental NGO Te Ipukarea Society commenced a project to identify and delineate...
At a public consultation in Titikaveka last week, there was backlash to government’s plan to issue foreign companies five-year licences to explore the Cook Islands’ seabed.Click on the link below to read the full article. 
The government hopes to sell five-year licences to explore the seafloor before entering into the next phase of the process, which deputy prime minister and finance minister Mark Brown referred to as “exploitation”. Click on the link below to read...