Cook Islands and the Forum Fisheries Agency look to strengthen co-operation

AVARUA, Cook Islands – April 11, 2019 : 9.40am (FFA): Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Director-General (DG) Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen visited Rarotonga this week to discuss current and future co-operation between the Cook Islands and the Honiara based FFA Secretariat.  Dr Tupou-Roosen was appointed DG by FFA Ministers during the annual FFA Council of Ministers (FFCMIN Read More …

Environment reporting for local media officers

Nuku’alofa – March 12, 2019: 3.50pm (MEIDECC): The Department of Environment under the Ministry of MEIDECC in partnership with the Pacific Environment Journalists Network (PEJN) in Tonga are hosting a three-day training on Environment Reporting in Tonga at the Baha’i Faith Hall, Kolofo’ou. The training was opened this morning by the Chief Environmentalist from the Read More …

Fanga’uta Committee discuss possibilities

Nuku’alofa – March 8, 2019: 10.45am (Enviro News): The Fanga’uta Lagoon Community Management Committee discussed funding possibilities and options to help their different communities at the first meeting of 2019. Held at the Bahai Faith hall in Kolofo’ou on Thursday, March 7 the meeting heard of funding opportunities available through the Civil Society Forum of Read More …

Tonga signs on to improve hazardous waste management

Nuku’alofa – March 7, 2019: 2.30pm (Enviro News): The Kingdom of Tonga became the 5th country in the Pacific Region to endorse the ‘Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States (ISLANDS)’ Project during the ISLANDS regional consultation workshop held in Nadi, Fiji last week. Representing Tonga to the signing ceremony was Read More …

MSP Team brief Tongatapu District Officers

Nuku’alofa – February 6, 2019: 2.10pm (Enviro News): District Officers from around Tongatapu were today briefed on the Marine Spatial Planning and the process that is currently being followed. Members of the MSP – Tonga Ocean 7 team briefed the officers at the Department of Environment’s conference room. Ministry of Environment’s Chief Executive Officer Paula Read More …

American Samoa steps up to build climate resilience

Pago Pago, American Samoa – February 6, 2019: 12.10pm (SPREP):The very first three-day “Enhancing Climate Resilience through Community Awareness” summit to help build the resilience of people and communities in American Samoa opened today.  Organised in partnership by the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR) and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the summit aims to help people Read More …