The outlook for a natural world heritage area in Solomon Islands is critical according to a new report by a conservation agency.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has made an assessment of the world's 228 sites and found East Rennell to be among 8 percent of sites which are critically endangered.
East Rennell is the world's largest raised coral atoll with a dense forest canopy that has been likened to a natural laboratory for scientific study.
Last year East Rennell was inscribed on a list of endangered sites by UNESCO because of the effect of logging on the island's ecosystem.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has found invasive speciaes and climate change are the most significant threats to sites in Oceania.
The Phoenix Islands Protected Area in Kiribati and Palau's Rock Islands Southern Lagoon were assessed as good with some concerns.