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General Background

References about Solomon Islands recommended by Dr Chris Filardi, American Museum of Natural History, in his posting to Scientist at Work - Notes from the Field in the New York Times:

"As for more information, the Solomons are remarkably diverse, with more than 80 languages spoken and nearly 1,000 islands sprawling across hundreds of miles of remote tropical ocean. Not surprisingly, there are not a lot of texts that provide accessible syntheses of such a place.

I do suggest an excellent edited volume called Land in Solomons. Some of the details are a bit dated, but it gives a good background of land tenure issues in the Solomons.

In addition to scholarly work in the archaeological and anthropological literature, there is also quite a bit of scattered popular literature on the history of the Solomons and the region. Several of note are: Threshold of the Pacific, by C. E. Fox; Wealth of Solomons, by J. A. Bennet; and The Savage South Seas, by E. Elkington and N. H. Hardy.

Additionally, several more recent texts offer a window into the magic, allure and grit of the modern Solomons: Mike McCoy’s Reflections of Melanesia (more a photo essay); Hviding and Bayliss-Smith’s Islands of Rain Forest; and Patrick Pikacha’s Wild West: Rainforests of the Western Solomon Islands."

Conservation Resources

Wild West: Rainforests of the Western Solomon Islands by Patrick Pikacha, published by Melenesian Geo Publications, 2008. A book about the wildlife of Western Province of Solomon Islands and surrounding areas, with colour pictures and information for visitors. The most comprehensive guide to the plants and animals of the region. Limited numbers available for purchase from KIBCA.

Legal Resources

Prepared by the Landowners Advocacy and Legal Support Unit (LALSU) of the Solomon Island Public Solicitor's Office.

1. Timber Rights Aquisition Process for Landowners (English version)

2. Hao Fo Man Onam Lan Save Takem Timber Rights (Pijin version)

3. Environmental Impact Assessment for Landowners