Cook Islands

Poster/flyer for red passionfruit awareness as an invasive alien plant.

Ship rats (rattus rattus) is the only species of rat not found on Atiu.

Invasvie Species Project, Tiaea Progress Report on identifying cuscuta.

This programme was initiated to upgrade a vacant room within one of the buildings at the Ministry of Agricultre for the purpose of rearing natural enemies for bio-control programmes.

The Cook Islands signed the Convention on Biological Diversity at the Earth Summit in 1992. As a Party to the Convention, the Cook Islands Government committed itself and its people to conserve its biodiversity, to use it in a sustainable manner, and to share its benefits in an equitable manner. It also committed itself to control invasive species (the weeds and pest animals in natural ecosystems and agricultural systems), and to reduce the likelihood of future invasions.

NES in collaboration with the Integrated Island Biodiversity (IIB) Project and the Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Project launched the theme for our 2014 campaign - E Tango Maori te Ao Ora Natura: Our Islands, Our Biodiversity, Our Future - in January via TV interview, newspaper article and advertisement.