Students visit sites and plant trees

Nuku’alofa – October 14, 2019: 3.45pm (Enviro News): Students from the Sea Education Association of America visited mangrove nurseries around Tongatapu and planted trees at the Alonga Centre today. The group of students, who arrived on Saturday on board the SSV Robert C Seamans vessel, took in the day learning about the work the Department […]

The fight against the coconut beetles

Suva, FIJI – September 10, 2019: 2.35pm (CIDP/SPC): Swaying palms, blue skies and turquoise seas have long been the image that characterised the Pacific. This image may soon change with no palms in the picture. With changing environmental conditions, adverse weather on the rise such as stronger cyclones due to climate change, and with the […]

Tonga reports on Biodiversity work

Nuku’alofa – September 9, 2019: 2.30pm (Enviro News): Tonga attended the ‘GLOBAL CONSULTATION ON THE POST-2020 GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK IN RELATION TO ACCESS AND BENEFIT-SHARING AND THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL’ in Nairobi, Kenya at the end of August. Tonga was represented at this meeting by Mrs Ta’hirih Fifita Hokafonu, the Principal Assistant Secretary, Principal Biodiversity Officer, and […]

World’s nations gather to tackle wildlife extinction crisis

Geneva – August 19, 2019: 2.40pm (THE GUARDIAN): From giraffes to sharks, the world’s endangered species could gain better protection at an international wildlife conference.  The triennial summit of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), that began on Saturday, will tackle disputes over the conservation of great beasts such as elephants and rhinos, […]

EU provides Tuvalu with waste Transfer Station

Funafuti, TUVALU – August 15, 2019: 2pm (EU): The European Union (EU) has strengthened Tuvalu’s capacity to sustainably manage waste by providing the low-lying atoll Pacific nation with its first waste Transfer Station in the capital, Funafuti yesterday. Tuvalu is one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change and natural disasters. It is […]