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Cook Islands     [27]
(Free association with New Zealand)
LAND AREA: 241 sq. km     SEA AREA: 1830000 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 0 6 9 0 0 15
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 19000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 79 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
ECONOMY
  Income/Capita: $0
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:
Insects: 2 species of butterflies Other invertebrates: 13 endemic endodontids (land snails), only 2 found in 1965 2 partulids Birds: Ptilinopus rarotongensis (Rarotonga Fruit Dove) endemic, Atiu and Rarotonga Collocalia sawtelli (Cook Islands or Atiu Swiftlet) endemic to Cook Islands Acrocephalus kerearako, southern Cook Islands Marine life: 57 species of hard corals
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Cook Islands Conservation Service
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
Conservation Act (1986-87)
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 01/02/98


Islands of Cook Islands
Aitutaki (Cook Islands)
Atiu (Cook Islands)
Mangaia (Cook Islands)
Manihiki (Cook Islands)
Manuae (Cook Islands)
Mauke (Cook Islands)
Mitiaro (Cook Islands)
Nassau (Cook Islands)
Palmerston (Cook Islands)
Penrhyn (Cook Islands)
Pukapuka (Cook Islands)
Rakahanga (Cook Islands)
Rarotonga (Cook Islands)
Suwarrow (Cook Islands)
Takutea (Cook Islands)


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