The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is designed to safeguard the world’s biologically richest and most threatened regions, known as biodiversity hotspots.
This document is the ecosystem profile for the East Melanesian Islands Hotspot, which includes the island nations of Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands and the islands region of Papua New Guinea (PNG), which includes the provinces of Manus, New Ireland, East New Britain and West New Britain plus the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. The East Melanesian Islands qualify as a hotspot due to their high levels of plant and animal endemism and accelerating levels of habitat loss, caused chiefly by widespread commercial logging and mining, expansion of subsistence and plantation agriculture, population increase, and the impacts of climate change and variability
|Publisher||Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Solomon Islands Ministry of Forestry and Research||Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Solomon Islands Ministry of Forestry and Research|
|Modified||08 June 2021||08 June 2021|
|Release Date||08 June 2021||08 June 2021|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea||Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea|
|Author||University of the South Pacific in collaboration with CI and University of Papua New Guinea||University of the South Pacific in collaboration with CI and University of Papua New Guinea|
|Contact Name||Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund||Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund|