Earlier this year NES began implementation of a six-year project funded by the Global Environment Facility’s seventh replenishment phase (GEF-7). The project aims to enhance and mainstream biodiversity considerations and effective protected area management to safeguard the Cook Islands integrated ecosystems and species.
To support project awareness, recognition and communications efforts, the GEF-7 team strategised to develop a local project name and logo, to capture the essence of the project including a Cook Islands Maori translation or acronym of the theme.
“We are proud to announce ‘Project ENUA’ – Enhancing Nature’s Unique Areas” shared GEF-7 Senior Project Officer Lydia Sijp. “The name reflects the objective of the project whilst adding our Cook Islands flare and meaning so people become more familiar with what the project is about.”
Local graphic designer, Raniera Ellison of Akairo Creative, was engaged as an independent contractor to create an accompanying logo reflecting the meaning behind the project. Several concepts were submitted to the GEF-7 team for consideration, which aligned with the official colours of NES along with the project’s goals to mitigate land-based drivers of environmental impacts to protect our biodiversity and safeguard our ecosystems. It is important to have a distinctive logo that will amplify Project ENUA and the significant outcomes anticipated from its implementation.
After careful consideration, NES is pleased to present the final logo design for our GEF-7 Project ENUA. Look out for this logo for further information and updates relating to Project ENUA!