The Solomon Islands

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What is this case study looking for?
An ecosystem (tropical rainforest)
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Where is this located?
In Pacific Ocean, East of Papua New Guinea and approx 1400km north of New Caledonia
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What processes occur here?
Nutrient cycle, water cycle, photosynthesis, food webs
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What are the benefits of this ecosystem?
Provide materials (timber), medicine and food (fruit, honey and nuts), habitat and home to 200million people, tourist attraction, removes CO2
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What are the impacts of deforestation/TNCs on this ecosystem?
Floods (2014) left 9000 people homeless, exploitation, 350 villagers earn only $1.60 a week, cutting down trees at 4x sustainable rate
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How is this ecosystem being sustainably managed?
Isabel Sustainable Forestry Management Project: locals fell 2 trees per hectare every 10 years, saplings planted as replacements
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