Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Forests cover nearly 80% of the land area of the Solomon Islands, and almost all are privately owned. The annual rate of deforestation has remained at around 0.2% for the past few decades. Primary forests make up half of the country’s forest area, and only 1% are plantations (FAO, 2015).

Illegal logging is a serious problem in the country. In 2015, the government announced a renewed effort to crack down on illegal practices in the forest sector (Solomon Star News, 2015).