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Title: Solomon Island Nongovernment Organizations: Major Environmental Actors 
Author: Roughan, John
Date: 1997
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Citation: Roughan, J. 1997. Solomon Island Nongovernment Organizations: Major Environmental Actors. The Contemporary Pacific 9 (1): 157-66.
Abstract: The scattered nature of Solomon Island villages, the people’s low literacy rate,
and the country’s many languages make it difficult to share development and
environment messages effectively. Solomon Islands Development Trust has had a
fourteen-year track record of reaching out to the village sector through its fifty
mobile teams as well as its media arm, theater team, and departments focusing
on sustainable forestry practices. It has become a major actor in combating destructive
logging practices. The Pavuvu controversy focused national attention
on the destructive practices of an overseas logging company, the government’s
dire need to gain revenue through logging, and the public stance of nongovernment
organizations against the logging companies and the government. The
Pavuvu controversy clarified for many that the logging issue was not simply
about logging versus not logging, but more about the kind of government the
country was experiencing.
ISSN: 1043-898X
Keywords: logging, nongovernment organizations, NGO, Pavuvu Island, resource owners, Solomon Islands Development Trust
LC Subject Headings: Oceania -- Periodicals.

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