Cook Islands government will ensure to protect the marine environment despite passing the seabed minerals amendment bill
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.
A database for sea turtle was created after a Hawksbill turtle was caught in a fishing net in Muri.
The island of Suwarrow awaits two adventurous souls to protect and manage the environment and wildlife.
Cook Islands NGO recommends not to finalise exploration licence until areas of conservation are set aside
Pacific islanders are resilient people despite the adverse effects of climate change
The Cook Islands State of Environment Report (SoE) 2018 was officially approved by Cabinet on 6 March, 2020. The report updates the 1993 baseline with the latest findings supported by scientific data from the Cook Islands and presents it in a form that is easily understood. The SoE charts Cook Islands journey towards their national […]
An environmental activist in the Cook Islands says the government must listen to the experts on the merits of seabed mining. The Cook Islands is reputed to have billions of dollars worth of mineral-laden nodules on its ocean floor and is keen to exploit them. It is opposed to a call for a 10 year […]
Describing climate change as one of the greatest threats to their survival, leaders of the sinking countries in the Pacific region urged the international community at the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) to urgently act and avert climate crisis. “ We are clearly on the frontline of climate change. They are realities for countries in […]
Cook Islands has called for immediate and full replenishment of Green Climate Fund at the United Nations. Speaking at the United Nations in New York Tuesday at the Commonwealth Minister’s Dialogue on climate change, resilience building and ocean action, Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown said “nothing less than full replenishment of the Green Climate Fund […]