News file for: Solomon Islands
The 46,000 square kilometer sanctuary is the first to be established in the Coral Triangle, and also provides protection to dugongs, whales, turtles, and dolphins.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced that Australia will spend more than AU$100 million over the next four years to fund malaria programs in the Asia-Pacific region.
A new study has revealed that tens of thousands of wild birds exported from the Solomon Islands have been laundered into the global wildlife trade by declaring them as captive-bred.
A team of scientists has discovered a single gene mutation that contributes to the blond hair in dark-skinned Melanesians, which is absent in North American and European populations.
Stunning photographs of the Coral Triangle taken by wildlife photographers Jürgen Freund and Stella Chiu-Freund will be launched today as a 272-page book by the WWF and Freund Factory.