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 Cook Islands National Environment Service

Data on rats in Cook Islands

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

A Cook Islands Marine Park.. Vision: The worlds largest marine park, one million square km’s “Protecting what we own”

 SPREP

In the 30th SPREP meeting held in September this year, the meeting supported the scaling up of environment data management in the Pacific and directed the Secretariat to initiate a process for developing a full-sized project proposal to support the scaling up environmental data management work in the region.

Later in October,  the Inform Project participating countries collectively agree on the need to scale up and extend the Inform Project services beyond 2022.

 SPREP

In the 30th SPREP meeting held in September this year, the meeting supported the scaling up of environment data management in the Pacific and directed the Secretariat to initiate a process for developing a full-sized project proposal to support the scaling up environmental data management work in the region.

Later in October,  the Inform Project participating countries collectively agree on the need to scale up and extend the Inform Project services beyond 2022.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP),  SPREP Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG),  UNEP/GEF,  Cook Islands National Environment Service

The SOE uses the 2011 report by Cook Islands to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to identify the country’s terrestrial protected areas. There are 14 terrestrial PAs, which total at least 1407.2 hectares (five PAs are uncalculated), or about six per cent of the Cook Islands’ total 240 km2 land mass.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

There are 14 terrestrial PAs, which total at least 1407.2 hectares (five PAs are uncalculated), or about six per cent of the Cook Islands’ total 240 km2 land mass. Terrestrial PA are concentrated in a few locations. Three of the 15 islands in Cook Islands are wildlife reserves (Suwarrow, Takutea and Manuae), almost 40% of the terrestrial PAs are represented by four motu on Pukapuka, and three of Rarotonga’s four PAs make up 36% of total terrestrial PAs.

 Cook Islands National Environment Service
 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

The Pacific Network for Environmental Assessment (PNEA) Portal is an initiative of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to support government officials from Pacific Island countries and territories who work with environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as well as Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS). 

The portal complements SPREP’s current capacity building program for EIA and SEA - including the recently launched Regional EIA Guidelines, the Coastal Tourism EIA guidelines, and SEA guidelines.

 

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

map of transect lines on each of the Islet of Palmerston island

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

Species assessments of the Kakerori (Rarotonga Flycatcher, Pomarea dimidiata), present in both Rarotonga and Atiu.

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

Site locations of known Iniao (Pritchardia mitiarona) clusters on Mitiaro.

There are 14 terrestrial PAs, which total at least 1407.2 hectares (five PAs are uncalculated), or about six per cent of the Cook Islands’ total 240 km2 land mass. Terrestrial PA are concentrated in a few locations. Three of the 15 islands in Cook Islands are wildlife reserves (Suwarrow, Takutea and Manuae), almost 40% of the terrestrial PAs are represented by four motu on Pukapuka, and three of Rarotonga’s four PAs make up 36% of total terrestrial PAs.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

InforMEA provides easy access to information on Multilateral Environmental Agreements. It is an initiative facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme and supported by the European Union. It seeks to develop Inter-operable information systems for the benefit of the (MEA) Parties and the environment community at large.
This dataset provides direct links to:
1. "Pacific Islands" - related data on the InforMEA portal. For country-specific information, please type *name of country* on the InforMEA portal search tool.
2. Free online courses

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Dataset with Pacific related resources and direct internet link to the Birdlife Online data portal. 'Birdlife' is a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity. Its priorities include preventing extinction of bird species, identifying and safeguarding important sites for birds, maintaining and restoring key bird habitats, and empowering conservationists worldwide.

 Office of Environmental Policy and Planning Coordination,  National Disaster Management Office (NDMO),  Economic Policy

Regional framework to assess the regional monitoring indicators that measure the status of managed conservation areas set aside under the Micronesia Challenge. The tool allows you to see the monitoring progress and learn more about the monitoring data collected across the region.

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

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.

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

A survey of finfish, invertebrates and substrate in Aitutaki & Manuae from September to November 2017.

Cook Islands | Exclusive Economic Zone Area:
   1,969,553 sq. km
Total Area Protected:
   30,132 sq. km
Marine Protected Areas: 16
   Designated: 14
   Established: 0
   Proposed: 2
Terrestrial Protected Areas: 2
   Designated: 2
   Established: 0
   Proposed: 0
International Designations: No