Supriya Ghosh

Arnarvon Islands

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Arnarvon Islands are a group of islands in Solomon Islands; they are located in Isabel Province and nearby to Wagina Island in Choiseul Province.

Map of Arnavon Islands, Solomon Islands

The Arnavon Islands consist of:

  • Major islands:
    1. Sikopo
    2. Kerehikapa
    3. Maleivona
  • Minor islands
    1. Tuma
    2. Leko
  • The Arnarvon Islands are home to the Arnavon Marine Conservation Area, which encompasses 157 square km between Santa Isabel and Chioseul islands in the Manning Straights. The Conservation Area was established in 1995 and was the first community-managed marine conservation area in Solomon Islands. It is a nesting ground for critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles. Sightings of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) have been confirmed in the Conservation Area.

    References

    Arnarvon Islands Wikipedia


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