Stop notice issued to logging company, investigation underway   By Mike Puia A stop notice has been issued to a logging company operating on the upstream of Kovi and Kungulai water sources as investigation carried out to...

Climate change impose risk to water resources

BY LYNTON AARON FILIA THERE is a very real risk that if Solomon Islands does not urgently find ways to adapt to Climate Change. It is reported impacts of climate change on water resources, that the...

Serious logging problems

Locals seek compensation for environmental damages BY GEORGINA KEKEA POOR logging practices are again said to cause serious problems for locals in Kolombangara, Western Province. This is less than a month after international not-for-profit organisation Global...

Asserting traditional rights – community conservation in SI

BY ELLISON VAHI FOR many years the Solomon Islands have had indigenous systems for administering and allocating land and sea resources. Land above water and land that is covered by fresh-water of seawater are one and...

Wai-hau protects Leatherback nesting grounds

BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI TEAM from Wai-hau conservation Inc has recently completed a Leatherback turtle scoping trip to Su’u Mapo area in South Malaita. The trip was to protect Leatherbacks in areas in the province reported to...

Heavy reliance on our natural resources can cause exploitation

BY ELLISON VAHI SOLOMON Islands’ economic base is heavily reliant on and primarily sustained by the exploitation of its natural resources. Unless this is changed, there will always exist a great potential for its environment to...

Visitors saddened by spoiled tourism & leisure sites

BY LYNTON AARON FILIA LOG ponds along the coast of Guadalcanal are a threat to the coastline and marine life. They also portray a negative image for tourism in the country. An example of such negative...

Balding islands

The fight to save Vanikoro forests continues BY GEORGINA KEKEA UNSUSTAINABLE and illegal logging continues to cause tensions between a logging company and vulnerable landowners in Temotu. Much of the small island of Vanikoro, Santa Cruz, has...

Local questions re-opening of Goldridge mine

BY GEORGINA KEKEA CHAIRMAN of the Kolobisi Tailings Dam Association (KTDA) has disproved media reports that Gold Ridge gold mine in Central Guadalcanal is about to be reopened soon. In a statement to Island Sun, Chairman...

East Kwaio now graces international web pages

By Alfred Sasako THE name East Kwaio carries a stigma in Solomon Islands. Despite its rich cultural roots and unique way of preserving their way of living over many years, not many people appreciate the...




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