Waste Audit - Cook Islands
Business Waste Composition by Percentage in RarotongaView dashboard
Terrestrial Protected Areas
There are 14 terrestrial PAs, which total at least 1407.2 hectares (five PAs are uncalculated), or about six per cent of the Cook Islands’ total 240 km2 land mass. Terrestrial PA are concentrated in a few locations.View dashboard
Conservation group considers ‘necessary’ biodiversity regulationsAn informal group with a primary objective to provide environmental advice to the National Environment Service is now considering regulations ‘necessary for the protection of biodiversity in the Cook Islands’.
Safeguarding unique ecosystems in the South Pacific
February 2022 - Despite its tiny land mass, the Cook Islands is responsible for a huge swathe of ocean and is home to many unique – and uniquely threatened – species of flora and fauna.
Travelling with shells or animal matter?
If you are intending on leaving the Cook Islands with local food or animal matter such as shells it is best that you visit the National Environment Service (NES) in Avarua to check whether you need a CITES Permit to ensure your food or souvenirs will not be confiscated at your