EU GCCA+ Fridays for Climate | Saving the coral reef in the Pacific

EU GCCA+ Fridays for Climate | Saving the coral reef in the Pacific

🌍 Over the years efforts have been underway in the Cook Islands to eradicate taramea or crown-of-thorns starfish which feed on coral and can rapidly destroy coral reef ecosystems if their population drastically increases.

The EU GCCA+ - Scaling Up Pacific Adaptation project has engaged the Kōrero O Te ‘Ōrau (KO) to collect, compile and analyse traditional knowledge and its application in selected islands in the southern group. 🌊 Collecting data, engaging the school students in marine conservation and conducting outreach activities are part of the project scope.

During the first visit the need for increasing awareness on taramea and its regular removal from reefs was confirmed and this will be part of the outreach programme on the next visits.
 

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