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.
This report is presented in 4 chapters.
Chapter 1 provides background on the process of developing the Cook Island
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). The Cook Islands was one
of the first countries to commit to the CBD by signing it at the Earth Summit in 1992,
and the Cook Island National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) was
one of the first to be completed for the Pacific Region. This in itself was a positive
step towards implementation of the CBD. The NBSAP was prepared based on
Cook Islands National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
This report was prepared by Teariki & Julia RongoIsland Friends Consultants for the Cook Islands NBSAP Add-On Project, National Environment Service.
Cook Islands 4th National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2011
Report to the Government of the Cook Islands on Invasive Plant Species of Environmental Concern James C. Space and Tim Flynn U.S.D.A. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA 8 November 2002
Pacific Islands Conservation Initiative Cook Islands Turtle Project Nesting Suitability Survey of Rarotonga, Cook Islands 24 March 2015 Tahia Ischer, Emily Weeks, Stephen Lyon
Assessment of the coconut crab (Birgus latro) in Mauke, Cook Islands
Cook Islands Turtle Project: Mauke Report 2012 Phil Bradshaw Pacific Islands Conservation Initiative (PICI) Page 1 Turtles and their habitats on Mauke, Southern Cook Islands. Phil Bradshaw B.Sc. M.Sc. and Nerissa Bradshaw
Rat Eradication on the Island of Suwarrow 2015. The threat to Suwarrow seabirds was discovered when a rat infestation was documented on Motu Tou during a seabird survey in 2008. If left unchecked the risk of these rats invading the other islets remains as such the potential for severely degrading the Suwarrow National Park. This report highlights the major elements of controlling rats on the island of Suwarrow, using cereal bait pellets containing brodifacoum that provide the most probable eradication success.
COOK ISLANDS TREDS REPORT FOR 2010. The purpose of this report is to provide the Cook Islands Environment Service, Ministry of Marine Resources and their partners with a summary of tagging and nesting information that have been submitted to SPREP for incorporation into the regional Turtle Research and Database System