Ocean Plan gets thumbs up all around

Nuku’alofa – August 4, 2020: 11am (Enviro News): The Tonga Ocean Plan has made the rounds around the Kingdom over the past three months, with a resounding ‘all for it’ given by members of the public. Following community consultations in Vava’u, Ha’apai, Niuafo’ou, Niuatoputapu and Tongatapu, the Plan is being given the approval it needs. […]

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 […]

First draft Ocean Plan community meet in Tongatapu done

Nuku’alofa – June 14, 2020: 11.15am (Enviro News): The first community consultation meet on the draft Tonga Ocean Plan for Tongatapu was held at Kolonga village last night. The draft was taken to members of the Niutoua, Afa and Kolonga communities by the members of the Marine Spatial Planning team, working with the Tonga Ocean […]

Vehicle to help Invasive work in Tonga

Nuku’alofa – July 3, 2020: 3.15pm (Enviro News): Strengthening national and regional capacities to reduce the impact of Invasive Alien Species on globally significant biodiversity in the Pacific is what the Department of Environment is also tasked with in Tonga. That work will now be boosted with the commissioning of a new vehicle at the […]

Tonga’s first State of Environment Report launched on World Environment Day

Nuku’alofa – June 5, 2020: 12.30pm (Enviro News): The Prime Minster, Honourable Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, had today launched Tonga’s first ever State of Environment Report on the closing of the week-long commemoration of World Environment Day in Cabinet, Nuku’alofa, Tonga. World Environment Day is a yearly event organized by the United Nations Environment Programme and is […]

Environment Week in Tonga this week

Nuku’alofa – June 1, 2020: 9.30pm (Enviro News): The National Environment Week 2020 kick started yesterday with a church service at the Church of Tonga in Pahu. A full week of activities has been planned by the Department of Environment to help promote the message for the week. This year’s theme is “PROTECT NATURE, RESPECT […]