Te Ipukarea Society (TIS)
The Te Ipukarea Society (TIS) is a Cook Islands environmental NGO. A translation for Te Ipukarea essentially means ‘looking after our heritage’. TIS initially came into existence due to the restructuring of the Environment Service (a government funded body). TIS mostly operates on a voluntary basis. Whilst the Environment Service has been strengthened in recent times, there is still a need for TIS to support it and to act as an environmental watchdog.
In June of each year, an annual general meeting is held to report the activities of TIS to its members and elect officer bearers (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) and to form an executive committee.
With only four females left and under attack from invasive species on all sides, Fatu Hiva Monarch is on the brink. Fortunately, thanks to the incredible efforts of SOP Manu (BirdLife in French Polynesia), there is still hope for the species, but they need your support.