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Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea


World’s largest saltwater lagoon

Marovo Lagoon of the Solomon Islands is the largest saltwater lagoon in the world, encompasses 700 km2 and is protected by a double barrier reef system. Located in the New Georgia Islands, surrounded by Vangunu Island and Nggatokae Island, both extinct volcanic islands. Marovo Lagoon is identified as an area with high biodiversity and conservation values. There are many islands in the lagoon, some of which are inhabited.


Solomon Islands is a sovereign state consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania, to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu. It has a land area of 28,400 square kilometres. The country takes its name from the Solomon Archipelago, which is a collection of Melanesian islands that also includes the North Solomon Islands (a part of Papua New Guinea), but excludes outlying islands, such as the Santa Cruz Islands and Rennell and Bellona.


Opportunity for Communers to participate in community driven ecological conservation and restoration projects in Solomon Archipelago region.
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