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Asia & the Pacific

Kiribati

Kiribati
  • UNESCO/A. Rossi

The country is covered by the UNESCO Office in Apia, Samoa.

The country, consisting of 3 main archipelagos and one island in the Pacific Ocean is composed largely of low-lying coral atolls surrounded by extensive reefs.

Marine ecosystems are a central part of life for the 21 islands that are inhabited. With climate change and the related sea level change becoming an increasingly important threat, Kiribati is actively involved in the protection of ocean systems.

Oceans

- Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System (PI-GOOS)

 

UNESCO Director-General in Kiribati (February 2008)

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