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Takutea Cook Islands


TAKUTEA - A small uninhabited island only 9 miles north-west of Atiu. Because it is only one-half square mile in size and has a very dangerous landing at the north-west corner of the reef, it has been designated a wildlife sanctuary, mainly for thr red-tailed tropic birds and red-footed Boobies. Copra cutters visit once a year to cut coconuts from the trees and a quantity of the tail feathers of the tropic birds. Visitation is only possible with government approval. Atiu, also known as Enuamanu (meaning land of the birds), is an island lying at 187 km to the northeast of Rarotonga, in the Southern Islands group of the Cook Islands Archipelago. ... Boobies can mean: The plural of Booby, a type of seabird. ... Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. ...


The conservation service, made up of local residents from other islands make regular trips to the island to monitor the conservation.


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Takutea at AllExperts (259 words)
Takutea, in the Cook Islands, is a small uninhabited island 9 miles northwest of Atiu.
Because it is only one-half square mile in size and has a very dangerous landing at the northwest corner of the reef, it has been designated a wildlife sanctuary, mainly for the red-tailed tropic birds and red-footed Boobies.
Takutea is the only island in the Cooks never to have had a permanent population.
Cook Islands - Mauke, Manuwai And Takutea (6627 words)
Takutea we did not call at, since it was uninhabited, but the Duchess, under her daring little pirate of a captain, made no bones about running as close to anything, anywhere, as her passengers might desire, so we saw the fascinating place at fairly close quarters.
I wanted Takutea very badly indeed, all for myself; but I shall not have it now, neither will the reader, for some one else has bought it, and it is to be turned into a cocoanut plantation.
Takutea has, therefore, a neighbour in the Robinson Crusoe business, and is not likely to be quite so solitary as in times past.
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