Protecting the East Rennell World Heritage Site: Legislation

  • Stephanie Clair Price
Part of the Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies book series (PSAPS)


This chapter considers the potential for East Rennell to be protected under the Protected Areas Act 2010, and identifies key issues that may arise if the Act is implemented there. It argues that the relationship between the legislation and customary law must be carefully considered in the preparation of the site’s management plan and the selection of its management committee. Other legislation relevant to the conservation of East Rennell is also analysed, including laws concerning logging, mining, fishing, and biosecurity. The chapter explores the legal, economic, and cultural factors that affect the ability and willingness of the government and customary landowners to utilise these laws to protect World Heritage. Some suggestions for strengthening East Rennell’s protection under legislation are provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie Clair Price
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  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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