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Environment

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.

The Nukupure Park coastline is at risk of increased erosion. This was revealed in the April 2019 assessment report of the Nukupure Park foreshore projects of beach nourishment, dune planting and toa prepared by Andy Kirkwood and Justine Flanagan for Ngati Teaia; landowners of the area.

It was a privilege for Te Ipukarea Society staff and executive committee members to spend a few hours last Friday afternoon, chatting with Helen Clark about the big environmental issues facing the Cook Islands.

The inaugural meeting of the Cook Islands turtle society, Te Ara O Te Onu, was held on Wednesday to discuss the protection and conservation of turtles and elect its executive.

Local environmental non-government organisations Te Ipukarea Society and Kōrero O Te ‘Ōrau recently paid for an independent legal opinion on the draft Seabed Minerals Bill 2019, which is currently being circulated for public comment. This is the third in a series of articles highlighting points raised in the 51-page opinion.

Four bin pods have been placed along the Social Centre and at Blackrock in a bid to study the behaviour of people when it comes to littering.

Don’t refuse to re-use

Saturday April 20, 2019

In our throwaway society, single use and disposable products such as nappies and menstruation products are a big environmental problem.  From the resource heavy production costs to the toxic chemicals and leachate released when they decompose.  Plus they keep piling up in our landfills.

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