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Cook Islands Marine Ecosystem Service Valuation (MESV) Household Survey

Cook Islands Marine Ecosystem Service Valuation (MESV) study

Kia Orana

You are invited to participate in this household survey for the Cook Islands Marine Ecosystem Service Valuation (MESV) study. This study is part of the Cook Islands Ridge to Reef (R2R) project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from Global Environment Facility (GEF) in partnership with the Cook Islands Government. The study will support the Marae Moana Coordination Office to better protect and sustainably manage the marine resources of the Cook Islands.

The purpose of this household survey is to collect information on Cook Islanders' use of the marine environment and the values they place on it, including:
  1. Harvest of fish and other resources
  2. Leisure and recreation
  3. Cultural practices
  4. Conservation of biodiversity, native and migratory species
  5. Threats to the marine environment
Note that the purpose of this survey and study is NOT to collect donations.

The survey will take around 20 minutes or less to complete.

The survey is conducted by Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) and Dr. Luke Brander from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on behalf of the Ridge to Reef project for the Cook Islands Government. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact