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World Heritage Conservation in the Pacific

The Case of Solomon Islands


Part of the Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies book series (PSAPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

  3. World Heritage Conservation in the Pacific

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Stephanie Clair Price
      Pages 37-85
  4. The Case of Solomon Islands

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-324

About this book


​This book explores the opportunities and challenges associated with the legal protection of World Heritage sites in the Pacific Islands. It argues that the small Pacific representation on the World Heritage List is in part due to a lack of strong legal frameworks for heritage conservation, putting such sites under threat. Providing a comprehensive analysis of the nomination, listing and protection of the Solomon Island World Heritage Site, it examines the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the Pacific context. It explores how the international community’s broadening interpretation of the notion of ‘outstanding universal value’ has increased the potential for Pacific heritage to be classified as ‘World Heritage’. This book also analyses the protection regime established by the Convention, and the World Heritage Committee’s approach to heritage conservation, identifying challenges associated with the protection of Pacific Island heritage. 


Legal Protection of World Heritage Sites in the Pacific World Heritage List and the Solomon Islands Legal Frameworks for Heritage Conservation in Asia Pacific Classification as World Heritage Protection of Pacific Island Heritage Heritage Conservation and the International Community

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaCrawley, WAAustralia

About the authors

Stephanie Clair Price (PhD from University of Western Australia) is an environment, planning and heritage lawyer, who has practiced in Australia and Solomon Islands. Her work in Solomon Islands included advising customary landowners on issues concerning land, conservation and resource development, and participating in a project designed to strengthen the protection of the East Rennell World Heritage site.

Bibliographic information


“This work contributes to the discourse of global conservation strategies and as informs the leadership in international conservation programs as they strive to expand their reach in different world regions. It will serve well in global conservation policies and Pacific studies classes at the postgraduate level. Summing Up: Recommended. Advanced undergraduates through faculty and professionals.” (Y.-F. Leung, Choice, Vol. 56 (7), March, 2019)