Imogen Ingram

Imogen is a Mataiapo (traditional leader) in Rarotonga, with a background in accountancy and political studies.  For the past 10 years, she has acted as community advocate on sustainable development, focusing on such  issues as impacts on human health and the environment of climate change; chemicals and wastes  [including mercury contamination and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as pesticides]; water and sanitation in relation to both marine and freshwater ecosystems; and environmentally sound waste management.

Dr David Teariki Rotherham

David holds a PhD in forensic botany and an MSc in molecular biogeography from the University of Auckland. He has interests in pacific biodiversity and conservation including the impact of invasive species. He can also be found blogging about forensic botany at

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