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CEPF Ecosystem Profile- East Melanesian Island Biodiversity Hotspots

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

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CEPF Ecosystem Profile- East Melanesian Island Biodiversity Hotspots

This ecosystem profile focuses on conservation…

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Publisher Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Solomon Islands Ministry of Forestry and Research
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 08 June 2021
Source URL
Identifier 1db7bed0-2f93-4ea9-951a-632c2177e95f
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea
Relevant Countries Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author University of the South Pacific in collaboration with CI and University of Papua New Guinea
Contact Name Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Contact Email