Environment

The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) hosted a two day consultation on the draft Cook Islands Aquaculture Development Plan 2019-2023 this week.

The question of whether treated wastewater should be dispersed of on land or into the ocean was the focus of a public meeting in Muri last week.

A study is underway in Rarotonga to develop options to manage flooding impacts in the Muri catchment area and sediment runoff into the lagoon.

Te Ipukarea Society held their 23rd Annual General Meeting this week, marking 24 years since the Society was formed in 1996.

The harvest strategy approach to tuna fisheries management was the focus of a two-day workshop hosted by the Ministry of Marine Resources, Tu’anga o te Pae Moana last week.

E-waste collections are not done annually and the general public is urged to take their final e-waste materials to the Cook Islands General Transport (CIGT) in the next two weeks.

Te Ipukarea Society will be holding their Annual General Meeting this coming Thursday,  May 23, at the University of the South Pacific at 5pm.

Conservation conflicts are increasing across the globe and can result in negative impacts on biodiversity, human livelihoods and human well-being. Although such conflicts can positively influence change, they are more often destructive, costly and can not only threaten effective conservation but also prevent economic development, social equality and resource sustainability.

Community members of Nukupure Park are not responding to an assessment report that was released last month.

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