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Monday, 6th July 2020 the Department of Environment formally welcomed the new Minister to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Hon. Esa Sharon Mona Ainu'u, or otherwise fondly known by all as Hon. Mona Ainu'u. She is the only female parliamentarian in the current Cabinet Ministers of the Government of Niue.

Early Warning System for New Invasive Species Launched using iNaturalist!

A new project calling upon everyone to participate in ‘early warning systems’ for invasive species in Niue was launched today.

iNaturalist is a social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe.  It is a free tool and can be used by anyone, anywhere.

The first session of the Niue's train-the-trainer virtual training was successfully completed through the use of the Zoom platform on May 20th, 2020. The primary objective was to revitalize the use and knowledge of the existence of the Niue's Environment Data Portal. The training was attended by five officers from Niue's Department of Environment together with technical support provided by the Inform project staff.

Following an official media release by the Government of Niue on 23rd June 2020, here we see the composition of Niue's Cabinet Ministers for the next 3 years.
Premier Dalton Tagelagi is responsible for the following portfolios: Central Agencies and Commercial Agencies;
Honourable Esa Sharon-Mona Faitala Ainu'u: Minister for Ministry of Natural Resources;
Honourable Crossley Tatui: Minister for Ministry of Infrastructure and Finance;
Honourable Sauni Titania Tongatule: Minister for Ministry of Social Services.

So much of our identity as a Niuean has been about the pristine Environment we have been blessed with here in Niue. Our forefathers has instilled in the many generations until now the importance in looking after the Environment through various conservation measures. Our people have been conservationists for a long time and the world is starting to take notice as well. May we continue to protect, conserve and sustainably use our natural resources like our forefathers has rightly taught us.

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