Te Ipukarea Society is an environmental organisation in the Cook Islands formed to help look after our Ipukarea, ‘our heritage’.  Our philosophy is that we do not own our land and marine resources but borrow them from our future generations, and need to leave them in good condition.

We are a membership-based organisation made up of individuals who believe in the need to maintain a healthy and beautiful environment.   We are members of IUCN and Birdlife International.

Find out more about Te Ipukarea Society in our About us section.

Our Maine Mura Project – Reusable Menstruation Products for Cook Islands Women


Projects such as Save our Suwarrow project, invasive species eradications, outer island bird surveys, Marine Park project;


Promoting waste reduction projects such as eliminating single use plastics, re-useable shopping bags, recycling, strategy for old tyres.


Working to build resilience in our small island paradise.


Youth debates around topical environmental issues, youth camps and training on environmental monitoring.


Raising awareness of the impacts of development and other issues including seabed mining and industrial fishing.


Mana Tiaki simply means being a guardian of something, and in this case being a guardian of our environment.

Lets Kick This Plastic Habit – Waste Wise Tips

Our Position Statement on Deep Sea Mining

Environment Through the Eyes of Youth

Environment Through the Eyes of Youth