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Bioregions of the Solomon Islands

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To provide an enabling environment for the socio-economic development of the Solomon Islands through the application of necessary safeguards with regard to:sustainable use of natural resources, the provision of meteorological services, reducing the risk and impact of climate change and other hazards to communities, leading and managing disaster preparedness and their consequences.

The MECDM has 4 Divisions and 1 Office which include: Climate Change Division (CCD), Corporate Services Division, Environment & Conservation Division (ECD), Meteorological Services Division, National Disaster Management Office (NDMO)


The MACBIO project classify the entire marine environment within the MACBIO participating countries to inform, in particular, their national marine spatial and marine protected area planning efforts. The draft outputs are marine bioregions that include reef-associated and deepwater biodiversity assemblages with complete spatial coverage at a scale useful for national planning.

Results for the Solomon Islands have been presented to the marine experts and government of the Solomon Islands for review. Specifically, it allows for the identification of candidate sites for an ecologically-representative system of MPAs in the country. By ensuring that each bioregion is represented adequately within the Solomon Islands’ network of marine protected areas, the government will ensure that the network is ecologically representative as per their commitment under the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.

Data and Resource

Deepwater Bioregions - SI

he 33 deepwater bioregions for the Solomon…

Reef-associated bioregions - SI

reef-associated bioregions for the Solomon…

Bioregions of the Solomon Islands

The resulting marine bioregions of the Solomon…

Deepwater bioregions

spatial dataset with revised deepwater…

Reef associated bioregions

spatial dataset with revised reef associated…

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Publisher Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology
Modified 08 June 2021
Release Date 08 June 2021
Homepage URL
Identifier 16e63580-c70e-490c-a6aa-6b1bcf0b2faa
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Solomon Islands
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Government of Solomon Islands, MACBIO, SPREP, IUCN, GIZ
Contact Name MACBIO
Contact Email