Island Futures pp 169-175 | Cite as

An Island Saved, At Least for Some Time? The Advent of Tourism to Rennell, Solomon Islands

  • Nils Finn Munch-PetersenEmail author
Part of the Global Environmental Studies book series (GENVST)


This chapter describes the serendipitous introduction of tourism on the island of Rennell, a raised atoll and Polynesian outlier in the Solomon Islands, and the eventual inscription of the eastern part of the island as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rennell has, at least for some time, been saved from environmental destruction by the advent of tourism.


Atoll cultures Atoll environments Islands Rennell Solomon Islands Tourism UNESCO World heritage site 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nordic Institute of Asian StudiesCopenhagenDenmark

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