Hakono Hararanga Incorporated

Omoka Village, Cook Islands

Established: 2015

Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation
Geographical scope: Sub-national
Member countries:
Participating countries: Cook Islands
Funding source Percentage

Organisation’s vision:

To maintain Tongareva Atoll as a biodiverse and sustainable ecosystem for our future generations

Organisation’s mission:

Monitor and record data on our biodversity
Identify threats and impacts to our ecosystem
Adapt to the severe impacts of climate change
Replant failed forest habitats
Monitor and collect oceanic plastics
Community education, including YouTube videos

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

Aim for carbon-neutral living; demonstrate low carbon technology
Promote UN SDGs
Teach eco-sustainability at local school
Urge that EIAs be produced for all government projects
Apply for grants from funding organisations that meet our ethical standards
Develop options for recycling ocanic plastics and industrial fishing gear


  • Indigenous
  • Subsistence living
  • atoll research
  • climate change adaptation
  • habitat restoration


  • Conducting research and/or observations
  • Ocean literacy/public outreach
  • Providing scientific advice for policy makers
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