Country Profiles

Country Profiles

Adaptation Learning Mechanism [climate change adaptation] country profiles
Cook Islands

Asian Development Bank Country Profiles and Strategies
Cook Islands

Biodiversity Clearinghouse Mechanism websites
Cook Islands

Biosafety Profiles [CBD Biosafety Clearinghouse Mechanism]
Cook Islands

Birdlife [Avifauna] Profiles
Cook Islands
see also Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World - browsable by country and by individual island within the Pacific region - excellent data source

see also Species profiles [*For the Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable), each factsheet contains a summary account, range map and an illustration, plus additional data tables. For Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Near Threatened, Least Concern and Data Deficient species, each contains a concise summary paragraph and some additional data tables.] [Birdlife International]
Cook Islands

see also Endemic Bird Areas [EBAs] of the Pacific [incl. Aitutaki (secondary area)] see also Pacific regional overview [Birdlife International]
see also Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable) of Oceania [Birdlife International]
see also State of the World's birds website and report [Birdlife International] - including Pacific country case studies

Climate Risk Profile
Cook Islands (2005; 534kb)

Earthtrends Thematic Country Profiles [WRI]
Agriculture and food, Biodiversity and protected areas, Climate and atmosphere, Coastal and marine ecosystems, Economics, business and the environment, Energy and resources, Environmental governance and institutions, Forests, grasslands and drylands, Population, health and human well-being, Water resources and freshwater ecosystems.

Ecoregion Profiles [World Wildlife Fund]
Tropical Moist Forests
Central Polynesian [Kiribati, Cook Islands] , Cook Islands

Environment Statistics - Country Snapshots [UN; 2009]
Cook Islands

Environmental Vulnerability Index - Country Profiles [SOPAC / UNEP]
Cook Islands

see also EU Country Partnership Profiles [incl. environment and EDF10 strategies]
Cook Islands

FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System
Cook Islands

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Country Profiles
Cook Islands

Fishbase Biodiversity Country Profiles (all fish)
Cook Islands

Fisheries Resources Profiles
Cook Islands (1993;1.55mb)

Forestry Country Profiles
Forestry Department Country Profiles [FAO]
Cook Islands

see also FAO Forest Resource Assessment : Country Reports [2010]
Cook Islands (2010; 307kb)

see also FAO Forest Resources Assessments - Data collection for the Pacific region [2000]
Cook Islands

see also State of the World's Forests 2007: Asia and the Pacific [FAO] (2008; 1.77mb)
see alsoTropical and subtropical forest profiles prepared by the World Wildlife Fund

Global Biodiversity Information Forum [GBIF] Country Profiles
Cook Islands

see also GBIF Google Earth Country Links
Cook Islands

Global Environment Facility (GEF) Country Profiles
Use the drop down menu to go to the individual profiles - includes GEF-4 Allocation and Utilization , Approved Projects and Projects Under Preparation

Integrated Water Resource Management Profiles [SOPAC]
Cook Islands

Invasive Species : Country Profiles [ISSG]
Cook Islands

see also PIER reports on invasive species in Pacific islands:
Cook Islands

Land-based pollutants inventory for the South Pacific region: Part 2: Regional summary and country profiles [SPREP] (1993; 19mb)

Laws and legislation
SPREP National Laws and Legislation clearinghouse
Cook Islands

see also 'Legislative reviews' in Country Reports (below)

Mangrove and Wetlands Profiles

Wetlands in Oceania - country profiles and wetlands information [UNEP-WCMC] - Cook Islands

see also: A Directory of Wetlands in Oceania [1993]
see also: Wetlands of the Pacific Island Region (2008; 882kb)
see also: IWMI Global Wetlands - Interactive Web Map Server - includes countries of Oceania

Marine Resource Profiles
Cook Islands (?; 1.24kb) see also Cook Islands [MMR website]

see also:

State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region (1990; 3.48mb)

see also:

Reefbase Country Profiles (coral reefs, reef fish, biodiversity)
Cook Islands

see also GIS data for corals in the Pacific from Reefbase - browse by country and reef profile
see also GIS data for marine protected areas in the Pacific from Reefbase - browse by country and ecosystem

see also:

Status of Coral Reef Systems of the World: 2008 (2008; 20mb)

Chapter 13 - Status of Coral Reefs in Polynesia Mana Node Countries: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Niue, Kiribati, Tonga, Tokelau and Wallis and Futuna (2008; 1.85mb)

see also:

MPA Global Profiles (marine protected areas database)
Cook Islands

see also Millennium Coral Reef Mapping - South Pacific products
IMARS Geomorphological classification is publicly available on the University of South Florida web site from http://www.imars.usf.edu/MC/output_south_pacific.html . Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia, Cook Is, French Polynesia and East Solomon are there (PNG will hopefully be coming shortly). Files are distributed as Shapefiles (ArcGIS) and can be opened in MapInfo.

Mapservers containing country level data on land utilisation, forestry, minerals etc.
Cook Islands

Millenium Development Goals - Country Profiles
Cook Islands

National Communications Support Programme [Climate] Profiles [UNDP]
Cook Islands

Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum Country Data:
Cook Islands

Pacific Regional information System - PRISM [SPC]
Environmental and Climate Statistics
Cook Islands

Political Reviews [Contemporary Pacific]
Cook Islands

  Protected Areas
National Parks and Conservation Areas - Cook Islands

Protected Plant - Search the World Database on Protected Areas

Protected area profiles in the Cook Islands

Reefbase GIS data for Marine Protected Areas in the Pacific - Cook Islands
see also GIS data for Marine Protected Areas in the Pacific - browse by country and ecosystem

SocMon profles (Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management) - Pacific

Rotterdam Convention

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
Cook Islands

SPREP Country Profiles: Exchange of Information by Members at SPREP Annual Meetings:
- Exchange of information by Members on National Developments related to Natural Resource Management Priority of the Action Plan [2007]

see Agenda Item 6.1: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 18th SPREP Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 11th to 14th September 2007

- Exchange of information by Members on national developments related to Pollution Prevention priority of the SPREP Action Plan [2008]
see Agenda Item 8.6: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the19th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia on 8–12 September 2008

- Exchange of Information by Members on National Developments Related to the Climate Change Focus Area of the SPREP Action Plan [2009]
see Agenda Item 11.2: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 20th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 17 - 20 November 2009

- Exchange of Information by Members on Year of Biodiversity [2010]
see Agenda Item 11.3: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 21st SPREP Meeting of Officials in Madang, Papua New Guinea on 6-10 September 2010
see also individual profiles for: Wallis and Futuna

Sustainable Development Profiles (UN Agenda 21)
Cook Islands

Threatened species: Summary of species on the 2008 IUCN Red List
Cook Islands

UNCCD Country Profiles [land degradation]:
Cook Islands

UNEP Country Profiles [* poorly maintained and little information available]
Cook Islands

Water Resource Profiles [SOPAC - Pacific water - http://www.pacificwater.org/]
Cook Islands

see also "Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries" - country briefing papers (2003)
Cook Islands

WHO Environmental Health Profiles
Cook Islands

World Factbook Country Profiles [CIA]
Cook Islands

World Ocean Database 2005 [NOAA]
Geographically sorted data for the Pacific Ocean [datasets]

see also Environmental indicators: South Pacific (UNEP: 2004; 6.23mb)
see also Polynesia / Micronesia Biodiversity Hotspot Ecosystem Profile (2007; 1.16mb)

see also Cook Islands Biodiversity Website and Database
see also Paciifc Biodiversity Information Forum website and databases