Indigenous Knowledge and Knowledge Transmission

Reef and Rainforest

Reef and Rainforest: An Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Reef and Rainforest proposes a voyage of discovery into the lives of the Marovo people. Written first and foremost for the use of the Marovo people, many wise elders of the villages and other local experts on reef and rainforest provided, checked, verified and expanded the names and stories contained in this encyclopedia. Available as a book and as a wiki, the project is a practical demonstration of how educational material in vernacular language fosters transmission and development of indigenous environmental knowledge across generations.