An 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’.

Speaking to Cook Islands News following their quarterly meeting at The Edgewater Resort and Spa on Thursday, National Environment Service (NES) director Halatoa Fua said there were two key steps for NES which came from the Kopapa Ao Ora Natura workshop.

“Consider environment regulations that are necessary for the protection of biodiversity in the Cook Islands and start the work in producing an updated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), the last one was done in 2002.”

Fua said no specific regulations had been planned yet, but provided the newspaper with a list of current regulations in place. 


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