The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas, updated on a monthly basis, and is one of the key global biodiversity data sets being widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, International secretariats and others to inform planning, policy decisions and management.
Genomic diversity and connectivity of small giant clam (Tridacna maxima) populations across the Cook Islands
This report contributes preliminary results for a study of the genomic diversity and population connectivity of paua (small giant clam, Tridacna maxima) in the Cook Islands.
Islands used in this study include Manihiki, Palmerston, Aitutaki, Manuae, Takutea, Atiu, Mitiaro, Mauke, Rarotonga and Mangaia.
This research was commissioned by the Ministry of Marine Resources.
This report looks at plant genetic resources for traditional food production and consumption in Cook Islands. It was published in September 2008 by the Food and Agriculture Organization.
pdf of the Cook Islands 4th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2011
Cook Islands National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Report on Invasive Plant Species in Cook Islands
Surveys and Reports on Cook Island Turtles
Assessment Reports on Crabs in Cook Islands
Data on rats in Cook Islands
A Cook Islands Marine Park.. Vision: The worlds largest marine park, one million square km’s “Protecting what we own”
Traditional Fishing Methods Cook Islands 2012
Implementation and analysis of the state of capacity and future needs to conserve rare Vairakau plants 2004
This report was prepared by Teariki & Julia RongoIsland Friends Consultants for the Cook Islands NBSAP Add-On Project, National Environment Service.
Resources for the SPREP Inform workshop in Samoa
2020 National Vision “To enjoy the highest quality of life consistent with the aspirations of our people, and in harmony with our culture and environment”
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.
This publication ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment – Guidelines for Pacific Island Countries and
Territories’ has been prepared to provide guidance on the application of SEA as a tool to support
environmental planning, policy and informed decision making. It provides background on the use and
benefits of SEA as well as providing tips and guiding steps on the process, including case studies, toolkits
and checklists for conducting an SEA in the Appendices.
Report on the preliminary meeting for the joint SCBD/SPREP regional capacity-building workshop on implementation NBSAPs and mainstreaming biodiversity in the Pacific (19th October 2007, Alotau, Papua New Guinea : [presented at] Regional capacity developme
One of the recommendations emerging from the COP-8 (Decision XIII/8 ) promoted a series of regional and/or sub-regional workshops on capacity building for NBSAPs. These will
be held with the aim to discuss national experiences in implementing NBSAPs, the integration of biodiversity concerns into relevant sectors, obstacles, and ways and means
for overcoming these obstacles. It was recommended that these workshops be held (subject to the availability of funding) prior to COP-9, to provide an opportunity to directly support
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policy Makers: summary responding to the Value of Nature
Natural capital our ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources underpins economies, societies and individual well-being. The values of its myriad benefits are, however, often overlooked or poorly understood. They are rarely taken fully into account through economic signals in markets, or in day to day decisions by business and citizens, nor indeed reflected adequately in the accounts of society.
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Tropical mammal functional diversity increases with productivity but decreases with anthropogenic disturbance
Avariety of factors can affect the biodiversity of tropicalmammal communities,
but their relative importance and directionality remain uncertain. Previous
global investigations of mammal functional diversity have relied on range
maps instead of observational data to determine community composition. We
test the effects of species pools, habitat heterogeneity, primary productivity
and human disturbance on the functional diversity (dispersion and richness)
of mammal communities using the largest standardized tropical forest camera
Biodiversity scenarios: projections of 21st century change in Biodiversity and associated Ecosystem Services: a technical report for the Global Biodiversity Outlook 3
This synthesis focuses on estimates of biodiversity change as projected for the 21st century by models or
extrapolations based on experiments and observed trends. The term biodiversity is used in a broad
sense as it is defined in the Convention on Biological Diversity to mean the abundance and distributions
of and interactions between genotypes, species, communities, ecosystems and biomes. This synthesis
pays particular attention to the interactions between biodiversity and ecosystem services and to