Cook Islands Environment

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Kia Orana and Welcome...

This website was developed by the National Environment Service to make available information about Cook Islands environment programmes, services and activities. The Cook Islands National Environment Service is the central government agency charged with protecting, managing and conserving the environment of the Cook Islands, on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future Cook Islanders. We want to ensure that we provide you with the most current information available.

Our National Vision

"To enjoy the highest quality of life consistent with the aspirations of our people, and in harmony with our culture and environment."

"Te oraanga tu rangatira kia tau ki te anoano o te iti tangata, e kia tau ki ta tatou peu Maori e te aotini taporoporoia o te basileia."

The Cook Islands National Environment Service recognises the importance of the environment to the people of the Cook Islands. Our cultural identity is deeply rooted in our environment and it is a part of our heritage and legacy that must be passed on to future generations of Cook Islanders. As caretakers of the land, we must take pride in its natural beauty and it is critical to ensure that we work now to protect and conserve this precious resource. With careful nurturing, conservation and sound management we can achieve sustainable development while protecting our environmental, social and cultural heritage.

This website gives you access to the Cook Islands National Environment Service structure and activities, International Projects, National Protected Areas, Cook Islands Biodiversity Database on plants and animals, provides you with local environmental issues coverage and conservation activities, and connects you to non-government environment organisations in the Cook Islands and abroad.

We welcome you to not only take the time to see what is available on this site, to use also this opportunity to let us know how we can serve you better.  We look forward to continuing to provide you the best customer service possible, as we progress in our quest to conserve the Cook Islands' precious environment.

For any enquiries, suggestions or recommendations, please email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or our contact numbers are at the bottom of each page for easy reference.



Phone (682) 21256 | Fax (682) 22256 | P.O. Box 371 | Rarotonga |

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