Marovo - Tetepare Complex


Marovo - Tetepare Complex is part of the Tentative list of Solomon Islands in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Marovo – Tetepare Complex is a mixed site consisting of Marovo Lagoon, the world’s largest saltwater lagoon, and surrounding islands that provide some of the greatest examples of Pacific biomes, including coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangrove forests, and lowland and montane rainforests. The complex contains one of the highest levels of coral diversity in the world, and has more endemic bird species on an area basis than anywhere else on earth. The complex also supports a rich Melanesian culture, distributed amongst more than 50 villages, whose cultural and spiritual life is tied closely to the natural environment of the islands.

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Full Name
Marovo - Tetepare Complex
Solomon Islands
2008 Added to Tentative List

The site has 2 locations

Marovo - Tetepare Complex: Marovo Lagoon (T)
Marovo - Tetepare Complex (T)


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