To Protect, Conserve and Manage
From climate change to biodiversity conservation, environment affairs is a matter concerning everyone, everyday.
The National Environment Service is established to protect, conserve and ensure the Cook Islands environment is managed sustainably.
Our cultural identify is deeply rooted in our environment and it is part of our heritage and legacy that must be passed on to future generations of Cook Islanders.
Tita’ ki te Tita’kore
The National Environment Service (NES) has partnered with Cook Islands General Transport (CIGT) to launch the “Tita’ ki te Tita’ kore Project.” This initiative is aimed at tackling the environmental and health risks posed by the improper disposal of whiteware, electronic waste (E-Waste) and end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) on Rarotonga. This forward-looking initiative reflects the Cook Islands Government’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable waste management practices.
Cook Islands GEF7 Project
Welcome to the latest update on the Global Environment Facility (GEF) 7 project in the Cook Islands!
This exciting project is working towards enhancing biodiversity considerations and effective protected area management to safeguard the Cook Islands integrated ecosystems and species. It involves many key partners and stakeholders working together towards this common goal.
The MP Project aims to phase out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) & phase down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are man-made chemicals harmful to the our environment and health.
UNEP support the Cook Islands compliance with the control measures, implementing activities and other obligations under the Montreal Protocol.
It s Time To Make
Rarotonga Environment Authority greenlight NES to proceed with development of a management plan to address unsustainable turtle tour activities
Today, the Rarotonga Environment Authority (REA) met to review key matters of the National Environment Service requiring approval. Included on the agenda was their approval…
Cook Islands Biodiversity
To monitor and evaluate activities which significantly affect the environment.