Friday, December 23, 2011

Big Oceans Conference

Members of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) with Cook Islands participants from the
Steering Committee for the CI Marine Park,
With Sue Taei from Conservation International.
This was an amazing opportunity to meet with those who have already set up Marine Parks/Protected Areas in Hawaii, Kiribati, Chagos (Indian Ocean),Great Barrier Reef and Motu Motiro Hiva (Rapanui).  The catch phrase for the meeting was “L cubed:    Link, learn and lend”. The linkages created, the knowledge learnt and the lending a helping hand.
The Cook Islands delegration included Tania Temata of the National Environment Service, Liz Koteka of the Office of the Prime Minister, Noeline Browne of the Marine Park Steering Committee, Tupe Short of Koutu Nui & Jolene Bosanquet of TIS. A full report on this conference will be out soon.

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