Environmental Compliance welcomes Eva Patai
Eva Patai has joined the National Environment Service in the Compliance Department as our newly appointed Environmental Compliance officer. She has recently completed a Diploma in Marine Environmental Management and a Bachelor’s of Science majoring in Aquaculture in Tauranga, New Zealand.
Raised in Rarotonga with strong family ties to the islands of Nga Pu Toru, Aitutaki and Mangaia, she has returned after her studies to gain practical experience in the work field. With other family members also heavily involved in organizations concerning environmental matters, she aims to be part of excursions that allow the Cook Islands to lead by example. She will be heavily involved in actively monitoring and managing any activity that has potential impact on the environment in order to ensure sustainability, which is a reflection of her passion for the conservation and protection of the environment.
Eva’s advice to the younger generation of today is, “we should treat our environment how we want the environment to treat us. If we look after our environment today, our environment will look after us for generations.”