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Cook Islands State of the Environment Report 2018

The Cook Islands National Environment Service recognises the importance of the environment to the people of the Cook Islands. Our cultural identity is deeply rooted in our environment and it is a part of our heritage and legacy that must be passed on to future generations of Cook Islanders. As caretakers of the land, we must take pride in its natural beauty and it is critical to ensure that we work now to protect and conserve this precious resource. With careful nurturing, conservation and sound management we can achieve sustainable development while protecting our environmental, social and cultural heritage.


The 2018 State of Environment (SOE) Report for Cook Islands updates the 1993 SOE report, and uses the Drivers, Pressures, State, Impact and Response (DPSIR) model of reporting. The main aims of this report are to:

* Identify the key drivers and pressures behind the changing environment in Cook Islands;

* Update the assessment of the Cook Islands environment since the 1993 SOE through use of the best available information for seven key thematic areas: Atmosphere and Climate, Inland Waters, Land, Marine, Biodiversity,\ Culture and Heritage and the Built Environment;

* Document the social, economic and environmental impacts that result from changes in the state of the environment;

* Document current responses by Cook Islands to address changes in the state of the environment that better protect and manage resources; and

* Provide recommendations for Cook Islands to address key challenges and build on existing strengths, which are linked actions outlined by the National Environmental Strategy (NEMS).

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Cook Islands State of the Environment Report 2018

This document was approved by the Cabinet of…

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Publisher Cook Islands National Environment Service
Modified 16 July 2021
Release Date 16 July 2021
Identifier 340f52df-70ca-4c09-88ff-f5c3fc1a7cd4
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Cook Islands
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Government of the Cook Islands
Contact Name Elizabeth Munro
Contact Email [email protected]