Conserving the marine biodiversity of Marovo Lagoon

With this three-year project from 2004 to 2007, The University of Queensland (UQ) team set out to provide a scientific basis to support community initiatives for the sustainable management of marine resources in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands. We largely achieved this goal and provided the maximum benefit possible for local communities—albeit a work in progress. We learnt a lot, and this report captures important ideas and conclusions we trust will be useful for those who follow in our footsteps.