Welcome to Te Ipukarea Society
Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is a civil society environmental organisation for the Cook Islands. Ipukarea is literally translated as ‘our heritage’.
Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is a proactive nongovernment environment organisation (NGO) formed to help look after 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 Environment Through The Eyes Of Our Youth Today
Of the various platforms that can be used to get our message across, it is the power of still environmental photos that has always caught my eye. What I like most about photography is that from just a simple click, an image can create an important message that reaches a wide audience. It crosses the language and cultural divide. How these photos are perceived by the individual then has the power to create lasting environmental change at both local or global scales.
TIS launches a Givealittle page to Protect a Little Paradise
Published 04 February 2020
TIS has recently started a crowd funding page through Givealittle in New Zealand. This will help fund important environmental work in the Cook Islands, helping to preserve this little paradise for future generations.
This page will make it easier for our supporters, both from overseas and locally based, to donate to TIS, with either credit card (international) or online payments (within NZ). All funds received will be put towards core costs of running our organisation and supporting our projects in Rarotonga and throughout the outer islands.
If you believe in our work and want to help us continue, we would be humbled if you could make a donation. Any amount, big or small, is welcome.
We look forward to working with you all in the future to ensure that our voices are heard and our paradise spanning the land and ocean is preserved, protected and healthy!
Please visit our Protect a Little Paradise Givealittle Page.