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CEPF Ecosystem Profile- East Melanesian Island Biodiversity Hotspots

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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)

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The Mission of the Ministry of Forestry and Research is to utilize, conserve and manage the forest resources for the continuing benefit to the environment and the people of Solomon Islands.

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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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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
Homepage URL https://www.cepf.net/ https://www.cepf.net/
Identifier 1db7bed0-2f93-4ea9-951a-632c2177e95f 1db7bed0-2f93-4ea9-951a-632c2177e95f
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea
Language English English
License Public
[Open Data]
Public
[Open Data]
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
Contact Email cepf@cepf.net cepf@cepf.net