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  Conservation International Melanesia
All of these wonders and mores can be found in the south-western corner of the tropical Pacific in the region known as "Melanesia."
Conservation International's Melanesia Center for Biodiversity Conservation (CBC) works throughout this region to foster the conservation of Melanesia's native biodiversity, natural ecosystems, and traditional cultures.
Conservation International (CI) believes that the Earth's natural heritage must be maintained if future generations are to thrive spiritually, culturally, and economically.
www.cimelanesia.org.pg   (161 words)

  
 Melanesia Ethnology
Melanesia differs markedly from the broad, islet studded expanse of Polynesia and comprises, instead, a fairly compact chain of large and small islands, chiefly volcanic in origin but here and there still being some active volcanoes.
The larger islands are from 50 to 100 miles in length with their mountains ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 feet in height.
The dug-out sailing canoe without rigger is common to Melanesia and Polynesia; it was however, very little use in the Solomon Islands where shorter sailing distances and semi-sheltered seas encourage the construction of light, plank-built paddling craft, whose elegance enhanced by sparkling inlaid shell ornament, belied their undoubted seaworthiness.
www.janeresture.com /oceania_ethnology/melanesia.htm   (721 words)

  
 Melanesia - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Melanesia, one of the three major subdivisions (with Micronesia and Polynesia) of the Pacific Islands, encompassing the islands in the western...
The art of the Admiralty Islands is almost entirely secular, being the work of specialists among the Manus people and intended for trade to other...
The Pacific Islands are usually divided into three subregions: Melanesia (the prefix mela, meaning dark or fl, refers to the dark complexion of...
encarta.msn.com /Melanesia.html   (133 words)

  
 Melanesia - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Melanesia, one of the three major ethnographic subdivisions (with Micronesia and Polynesia) of Oceania, encompassing the islands in the western...
These are the major ethnographic subdivisions of Oceania: Melanesia (the prefix mela,...
Secret societies are common among peoples in Melanesia and in parts of Africa.
au.encarta.msn.com /Melanesia.html   (90 words)

  
 Melanesian Brotherhood going beyond Melanesia
"A request from the Church of England was submitted to the Council of Bishops of Melanesia earlier this year and awaits their approval," explained Head Brother, Thomas Lolovak in a telephone conversation with the Independent Tuesday morning.
Kopuria went to share his vision with then Anglican Bishop of Melanesia who gave him his blessing and that was how the order of the men of the Melanesian Brotherhood was born.
Ini Kopuria selected six men who became the first brothers to convert the indigenous population in the Solomon Islands to Christianity, who could not be reached by the white missionaries essentially through teaching by their good example.
www.news.vu /en/living/religion/melanesian-brotherhood-go.shtml   (799 words)

  
 Conservation International - Regions - Asia-Pacific - Melanesia
The island nations of Melanesia straddle the Pacific Ring of Fire, where frequent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis continue to shape and reshape the landscape.
Melanesia’s wildlife continues to reel from the collective impact of commercial logging, mining, and illegal hunting and fishing.
CI has joined with representatives from government, local communities, and wildlife groups in Melanesia in attempting to safeguard the region’s flora and fauna by establishing biodiversity conservation corridors.
www.conservation.org /xp/CIWEB/regions/asia/melanesia.xml   (1020 words)

  
 An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia - Cambridge University Press
This Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia is intended for undergraduate anthropology students with some grounding in the issues and ideas that inform the discipline, and for courses in Pacific Studies.
Melanesia is a fascinating culture area, and has always been a popular fieldwork site for anthropologists, including W. Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, Margaret Mead, and Gregory Bateson.
Some of the most important theoretical contributions to the subject were also first formulated with reference to Melanesian studies, and students today still learn much of their basic anthropology from Melanesian examples.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521581869   (252 words)

  
 History of the Church of Melanesia
In 1854, at Selwyn's recommendation, Melanesia was created a separate "See" and the schooner the 'Southern Cross' was given to him by friends of the mission.
Charles Elliot Fox, British missionary in Melanesia, was born in Stalbridge, Dorset, England in 1878.
The Church of Melanesia was inaugurated in 1975 and later that year Norman K. Palmer as consecrated Bishop and installed as the first Melanesian Archbishop.
melanesia.anglican.org /com/history.htm   (644 words)

  
 More about CI in Melanesia
The Melanesia CBC region includes Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji and the Papua province of Indonesia.
The remarkable forest resource of New Guinea are perhaps only surpassed by its rich and diverse coastal and marine ecosystems, with Milne Bay and the Raja Ampat Islands providing the most striking examples in terms of size, pristine condition, and heterogeneity.
Burgeoning threats include the overharvesting of pelagic fisheries, destruction of mangrove ecosystems, the live reef fish trade, shark-finning, and the overharvesting of sedentary species such as beche-de-mer, giant clam and trochus.
www.cimelanesia.org.pg /more/ci_melmore.htm   (452 words)

  
 Human T-cell Leukemia Virus Type 1, Melanesia | CDC EID
Furthermore, 1 of the calibration methods frequently used, in phylogenetic analyses, to estimate a time scale for the evolution of HTLV and simian T-cell leukemia virus (STLV) appears to coincide with the first human migrations to Melanesia and Australia 40,000–60,000 years ago (2).
It is located in Melanesia, in the South Pacific region, northeast of Australia and south of the Solomon Islands.
Phylogenetic analyses were performed on all the available env and LTR HTLV-1 sequences from Melanesia, and on several representatives of HTLV-1 and STLV-1 strains from the various subtypes/subgroups as described (18), by the neighbor-joining (NJ) method.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/EID/vol11no05/04-1015.htm   (2390 words)

  
 Archbishop dedicates provincial flagship - Melanesia
The Archbishop of Melanesia, the Most Rev'd Sir Ellison Pogo, re-dedicated and blessed the Province's flagship in Honiara in the Solomon Islands on March 23, 2005.
SPEECH by Archbishop Ellison Pogo during the Re-Dedication of the Church of Melanesia's Flagship, the MV Southern Cross.
Even by the mid-1950's, it was felt that the old Southern Cross needed to be replaced, and the mission and ministry of the Church required a smaller, speedier ship that would have lower running costs.
news.vu /en/living/religion/050403-The-Archbishop-of-Melanesia.shtml   (621 words)

  
 Alibris: Melanesia
Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia, examines the similarities and differences between the Amazonian and Melanesian cultures.
The sexual life of savages in North-Western Melanesia an ethnographic account of courtship, marriage, and family life among the natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea.
From Primitive to Postcolonial in Melanesia and Anthropology
www2.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Melanesia   (691 words)

  
 Societies and Cultures of Melanesia (Akin, 1998)
W.Rivers 1922 "The Psychological Factor in the Depopulation of Melanesia" (10pp).
Keesing 1982 "Kastom in Melanesia: An Overview" (5pp).
Rivers, W.H.R. 1988 (1922) The Psychological Factor in the Depopulation of Melanesia.
www.hawaii.edu /cpis/psi/melanesia/soc=cult_mel.html   (1783 words)

  
 Melanesia, 1900 A.D.-present | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In the opening years of the twentieth century, European powers complete their colonization of Melanesia as France and England agree to joint sovereignty and government of Vanuatu in 1906.
As all of the prewar colonial territories in Melanesia were governed by Allied nations, after the war they are returned to their previous colonial administrations.
The massive cultural disruptions that occur among indigenous groups throughout Melanesia during the twentieth century frequently have devastating effects on the region's artistic traditions.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/11/ocm/ht11ocm.htm   (1826 words)

  
 ECOTOURISM MELANESIA: About Us - online information about ecotourism accommodation in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands ...
ECOTOURISM MELANESIA is a tour operator specialising in ecotourism experiences in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Our aim is to encourage overseas visitors to travel to the rural areas of Melanesia so that more tourism dollars will go directly into the pockets of village people, giving them a viable alternative to less enviro-friendly forms of income like logging and mining.
Ecotourism Melanesia is a Papua New Guinea company established by Aaron Hayes, a teacher and psychologist by profession who developed a passionate interest in ecotourism after living and working in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and developing strong ties with local people at the village level.
eco-melanesia.8k.com /emaboutus.htm   (302 words)

  
 LDS Melanesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Melanesia, located south of the equator in the Pacific, is taken from the Greek words melas which means fl and nesos which means island.
Melanesia includes Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Fiji.
The people are very dark skinned with Afro hair and are thought to have their origins in East Africa migrating by ways of Indonesia.
groups.msn.com /ldsmelanesia   (263 words)

  
 ECOTOURISM MELANESIA: Booking Information
Ecotourism Melanesia invoices may be paid by overseas bank draft, bank cheque, direct deposit or wire transfer (SWIFT) to our accounts in PNG or Australia.
Ecotourism Melanesia undertakes to organise and monitor your itinerary and ensure that all accommodation, travel and tours are booked as stated in your itinerary.
Ecotourism Melanesia as a tour coordinator takes no responsibility for the actual provision of accommodation, meals, travel or other activities.
eco-melanesia.8k.com /embookings.htm   (643 words)

  
 Traditional religion in Melanesia & Melanesian gods - Papua New Guinea books & papers - www.pngbuai.com
The present volume on "Traditional Religion in Melanesia" and its companion volume on "Christianity in Melanesia" were written for various occasions.
At times people have wondered how it was possible that Christianity caught on so well in Melanesia, so that - according to the latest census in Papua New Guinea - over 96 percent of the people profess now to be Christians, and that this fact is even enshrined in the state's national constitution.
I listed, therefore, several problems regarding the concepts of place and time and societal structures, of oral traditions and literary expressions (including 15 Melanesian myths), and even of certain matters of belief and morality which all show definite affinities with the missionary message.
www.pngbuai.com /200religion/traditional/default.htm   (823 words)

  
 Bruce M. Knauft: From Primitive to Postcolonial in Melanesia and Anthropology, University of Michigan Press
From Primitive to Postcolonial in Melanesia and Anthropology is arguably the most comprehensive single reassessment of Melanesia as an ethnographic world area to have been published in several decades.
Written for students as well as professional scholars, this work further broadens our understanding by analyzing the history of Melanesian ethnography and relating this history to the larger relationship between Melanesia as a contemporary world area and anthropology as a field of contemporary human study.
Knauft's interests span a wide range of issues in the anthropology of Melanesia and he is articulate with general issues of cultural theory and anthropological history.
www.press.umich.edu /titleDetailDesc.do?id=10934   (261 words)

  
 The Christensen Fund: Melanesia Announcement
Staff and board members of the foundation have consulted with a wide variety of institutions and specialists on the ground, and began making exploratory grants, in particular in Northern Australia, where the Board of Trustees undertook an extended field visit in August.
This is in order for TCF to focus its limited resources on opportunities for "caring for country" and related cultural vitality activities in Northern Australia.
We would welcome keeping in touch with potential future partners and grantees in Melanesia, and will let you know when Trustees feel that the time is ripe for an expansion.
www.christensenfund.org /page.asp?id=46   (361 words)

  
 Social Change in Melanesia - Cambridge University Press
It gives a clear and absorbing account of social change in Melanesia since the arrival of Europeans covering the history of the colonial period and the new postcolonial states.
Paul Sillitoe deals with economic and technological change, labour migration and urbanisation, and formation of the modern state, but he also describes the sometimes violent reactions to these dramatic transformations, in the form of cargo cults, secession movements, and insurrections against multinational companies.
This fascinating account of social change in the pacific is addressed to students with little or no background in the region's history and development.
www.cup.cam.ac.uk /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521771412   (218 words)

  
 Melanesian Messenger Online
Father of the Sisters of Melanesia, Archbishop Sir Ellison Pogo celebrated and preached on the occasion.
Nesta Tiboe responded to a calling she had in a vision on the night of July 25th 1967 at the age of fifteen at her home village on Tau, North Guadalcanal about forming a Religious Order tailored for Melanesian women to be partners in the service of God in the Church.
Today, twenty-five years on the Community of the Sisters of Melanesia has flourish to become the biggest women’s religious order in the Anglican Communion in terms of membership.
www.anglicancommunion.org /provincialnews/melanesia/client/news/client_news_detail.cfm?naid=832   (583 words)

  
 An annotated bibliography of general Melanesian folklore
The anguish of gender: Men’s cults and moral contradiction in Amazonia and Melanesia.
This chapter compares gender and mythology between Melanesia and Amazonia.
Oceanic Mythology: The Myths of Polynesia ·; Micronesia ·; Melanesia · Australia London: Paul Hamlyn, 141 pp., illustrated.
members.tripod.com /~THSlone/PNGFB-melanesia.html   (549 words)

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