The Aitutaki Conservation Trust was established in 2007 and aims to help protect our Land, Lagoon and Culture through positive actions and education.
Since forming the trust in 2007, we have achieved much success with raising conservation awareness here in Aitutaki. Some of our achievements include:
Winning a Westpac Banking Corporation CEO Gold Award for the Environment Category; for our efforts and achievements in Conservation;
Being chosen to attend an Environmental Study Tour throughout New Zealand and Australia; where we were able to learn more about ways in which we can better manage our waste and water;
Implementing Environmental Educational programmes (PADI Project Aware) at our local primary schools; which encourage and teach children the importance of conservation, especially with regard to our coral reefs and water ways; and
Organising successful voluntary rubbish collections here in Aitutaki.
We have also funded school excursions to our Marine Research Centre and Lagoon Raui areas (protected moratorium areas); to teach our children about the importance of our local fisheries and waterways.
We are at present working with each of our primary schools to help fund their environmental and cultural studies, and look forward to working along side our school principals for many years to come.
We are a Non Government Organisation (NGO) and therefore rely soley on funding from Donations, Sponsorships, Grants and Awards.
Aitutaki is one of the most beautiful, untouched and literally best kept secrets on this planet. Our lagoon is one of the largest and most magnificent in the world, our natural fauna is stunningly beautiful and our culture remains true to Aitutaki; 'a smile, drumbeats, family, song and laughter'.
With your help we can continue to protect Aitutaki's Lagoon, Land and Culture forever.
Please take a few minutes to learn more about Aitutaki and our Trust, and if possible contact us to see how you can help or kindly make a donation.
Meitaki Atupaka (Many Thanks)
Mike Lee, Richard Story, Moana Williams and Trina Armstrong.
The Aitutaki Conservation Trust - Helping to protect our Land, Lagoon and Culture.