Implementation of the Convention
Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target
The Environment Act 2003, island strategic plans for each of the 12 inhabited islands of the Cook Islands, the National Sustainable Development Plan, the National Environment Strategic Action Framework 2005-2009, and the Millennium Development Goals recognize the 2010 target and have worked towards minimizing adverse impacts on the environment including biodiversity loss... More »
Initiatives in Protected Areas
The Cook Islands have established a national system and, to some extent, a local system, for declaring and managing protected areas under its Environment Act 2003 and related draft island by-laws and regulations.
Initiatives for Article 8(j)
There is work in progress led by the Ministry of Justice on Intellectual Property Rights together with WIPO. In addition, the Cook Islands have reviewed in 2006 and established its National Research Foundation to manage all researches to be undertaken in the Cook Islands, including the protection of traditional knowledge related to biodiversity... More »