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.
FAO Agriculture and Fair Trade in Pacific Island Countries. This desk study has been prepared by Winnie Fay Bell and comments were kindly provided by the Pacific Regional Organic Task Force in May 2009
Reefs at Risk Revisited is a high-resolution update of the original global analysis, Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World’s Coral Reefs. Reefs at Risk Revisited uses a global map of coral reefs at 500-m resolution, which is 64 times more detailed than the 4-km resolution map used in the 1998 analysis, and benefits from improvements in many global data sets used to evaluate threats to reefs (most threat data are at 1 km resolution, which is 16 times more detailed than those used in the 1998 analysis).
Information on a wide range of statistical indicators on the Cook Islands' population, labor force, national accounts, production and price indexes, energy, money and banking, government finance, external trade, balance of payments, international reserves, exchange rates, and external indebtedness.
Mangaia is the only inhabited island in the Southern Cooks where our data show the ra’ui system of traditional marine resources management is actively functioning and allowing species to recover between harvests. This is an accomplishment that should give the local resource managers (Mangaia Island Council and Traditional Leaders) great pride. Furthermore, the willingness to adopt new management strategies (e.g. by initiating permanent ra’ui sites) shows a continued drive to enhance ecosystem health for the benefit of nearshore species and local communities.
This dataset contains all reports and documents on bathymetry and topography in the Cook Islands
This is the Solid Waste Management Cook Islands data
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.
This report, supported by UNDP and the Adaptation Fund, looks at the resilience of the Cook Islands and its communities to climate change. It was published in August 2013.
PDF Copy of the Wetlands of the Pacific Island Region by Joanna C. Ellison (2009)
pdf of the Cook Islands 4th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2011
pdf of the Cook Islands Wetlands Situations
Data on reef fish, sea urchin, sea urchin density and biomass
Marine Managed Areas Ra'ui on Rarotonga and Pa Enua
Reports lagoon water quality includes on physio-chemical data
Offshore Environment Tuna, Sharks and other targeted species Cook Islands
Data on renewable energy sources in Cook Islands.
Data on Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) including Greenhouse Gases
Census of Population and Dwellings Cook Islands