Bees Rapa Nui

Bees Rapa Nui

Bees Rapa Nui Free of Pathogens, a Source of Life and Love Bees were introduced to Easter Island by the Catholic missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the decade of the 1860s, and since then have been pollinating guavas, mangoes, bananas and pasture flowers. In...
Island Entrepreneurs purify the Water

Island Entrepreneurs purify the Water

Island Entrepreneurs purify the Water In the past, Easter Islanders got their drinking water from the craters of the extinct volcanoes Rano Kau, Rano Raraku and Rano Aroi, as well as from the many subterranean caves that, even to the present day, hold an abundance of...
Toromiro Revives on Rapa Nui

Toromiro Revives on Rapa Nui

Toromiro Revives on Rapa Nui Etnobotany Recovery   The toromiro, a sacred tree planted around ceremonial centers, was declared extinct over 50 years ago. The last one was seen in the crater at Rano Kau during Thor Heyerdahl’s expedition in 1956. There have been...
Iorana MANUTARA

Iorana MANUTARA

Iorana  MANUTARA “Iorana, welcome Manutara and thank you for coming to Rapa Nui” are the first lines of a song written by Parapina Araki when the “bird”, coming from east to west, descended over Vinapu and alit on the sandy strip at Mataveri.  Manutara is the Easter...
Ma’u Henua Informs

Ma’u Henua Informs

Ma’u Henua Informs Government pressure to modify the Contract of Concession of the Park. November 23, 2017 will be remembered as an historic day for the Rapanui people. The nation of Chile, through the government of the then-President Michelle Bachelet, signed Decree...