The Cook Islands have declared their entire EEZ a Shark Sanctuary. Read more about this on our Shark Page
The Pacific Islands Conservation Initiative aims to put communities in touch with science, helping people to resolve their own issues and better understand their environment.
This fledgling organisation has some unique visions. To read more about who we are and what we want to acheive go here...
Cook Islands Shark
Sanctuary. This project recognises the overwhelming
pressure on sharks in our waters and has achieved
in establishing regulationsn to ban any sort
of shark fishery or transiting of shark derived
material in Cook Islands waters.
Islands Turtle Project. An ongiong research
initiative to build knowledge of Sea Turtle
ecology, populations and behaviour in the
Project. A 2 year project to bring relevent
conservation issues to the class rooms of
the Cook Islands. 4 modules will be developed
that link in with curriculum objectives for
deliver to ages 12 and above.
Aitutaki Lagoon Monitoring Project is an
opportunity for adventure minded people
to join an expedition survey the beautiful
Visit the ALMP page...
Volunteer on any
of our field programmes. Current opportunities
exist for the Cook Islands Turtle Project,
Conservaiton Education Project and Cook Islands
Specific Expertise? Do you have professional expertise in a specific area that you feel could help or compliment the PICI? Lawyers, Marine Biologists, Terrestrial Ecologists, Tradesmen, Media... You could help us to make a difference.
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