Cook Islands

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.

Did you know Crown of Thorns threatens coral reefs by feeding on the corals?

Two Tiaea (Cuscutta) sites have been identified in Tupapa and Titikaveka. It is a destructive weed that can affect agriculture crops such as maniota, taro, etc.