This case study presents an overview of the biological and cultural diversity of the Solomon Islands. It begins by using the story of the kukuvoju—a bird from the island of Choiseul that has likely gone extinct in the last 100 years—to explore the various intersections between the islands’ unique wealth of biology and culture. The case study also examines current efforts to incorporate both biology and culture into conservation practice. The intention is both to build understanding of these concepts and their inter-related nature, and also to highlight the importance of considering both biology and culture when thinking about conservation interventions.
Valuing Ecosystem Services: A Qualitative Analysis of Drinking Water in the Solomon Islands
Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Solomon Islands
Tetepare: Community Conservation in Melanesia