Navutoka coastline face daily threats

Nuku’alofa – September 9, 2020: 10.05am (Enviro News): Daily threats, both natural and man made, continue to drastically affect the coastline between the villages of Navutoka and Makaunga on the East of Tongatapu. Rising sea level, natural hazards such as cyclones and storm surges plus the man-made threat of trashing by those who use the Read More …

Experts share critical lessons on saving mangroves

London, ENGLAND – August 6, 2020: 2,45pm (COMSEC): Mangroves are disappearing at an alarming rate, with conservationists across the Commonwealth striving to save them from local extinction.  These nearshore forests that straddle land and sea provide a range of vital services to both humans and fish, such as coastal protection.  In a recent webinar organised Read More …

Life Below Water: Transparency and Innovation will Help Build Ocean Resilience

By Courtney Farthing  New York – USA – July 21, 2020 (GLOBAL FISHING WATCH): The world is at a standstill. Over the last few months, COVID-19 has challenged health systems, crippled economies, and put our most vulnerable at risk. The pandemic has impacted almost every community worldwide,  leaving us uncertain about what the future holds. Read More …

14 received Restricted Skipper Master Class 5 certificates

Nuku’alofa – July 16, 2020: 1.30pm (Tourism Tonga): A total of 14 locals have been awarded with the Certified Restricted Skipper Master Class 5 certificates in whale watching, as part of a training organised by the Ministry of Tourism here in Nuku’alofa. The 14 were awarded at a certificate presentation ceremony held at Lata’anga, on Read More …