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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Solomon Islands

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

Equator Initiative Case Study – Tetepare Descendants’ Association (TDA)

Tetepare Descendants’ Association (TDA) represents the legal owners of Tetepare Island, the largest uninhabited island in the tropical Pacific and one of the last remaining unlogged tropical islands in world. To help indignous landholders resist pressures from industrial logging companies, TDA pioneered ‘community conservation agreements’ whereby landholders and their communities are provided with alternative livelihood opportunities in exchange for a commitment to the sustainable management of marine and forest resources.

Equator Initiative Case Study - Arnavon Community Marine Conservation Area

The Arnavon Community Marine Conservation Area was established in 1995 as the first community-managed marine conservation area in the Solomon Islands. The 157-km² area is home to nesting grounds of the endangered Hawksbill sea turtle. This Marine Protected Area, created to stem the overexploitation of dwindling marine resources, attracts ecotourism that provides a valuable source of income for local communities. Local youth are employed as monitors and high school students are brought on tours to learn about the group’s conservation efforts.

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