East Rennell

East Rennell is the southern portion of Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rennell is the largest raised coral atoll in the world and the area in East Rennell surrounding Lake Tegano contains many endemic species.

East Rennell
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Canoe on Lake Te Nggano, East Rennell
LocationRennell Island, Solomon Islands
CriteriaNatural: ix
Reference854
Inscription1998 (22nd Session)
Endangered2013–
Area37,000 hectares (91,000 acres)
Coordinates11°41′S 160°20′E
Location of East Rennell in Solomon Islands
Houses on East Rennell island

In 2013, the World Heritage Committee added East Rennell to the List of World Heritage in Danger because of the threat of logging activities to the site's outstanding universal value.[1]


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