https://flic.kr/p/7Sw8Rb | Kiribati 09008 | Aerial view of South Tarawa, Kiribati

https://flic.kr/p/7Sw8Rb | Kiribati 09008 | Aerial view of South Tarawa, Kiribati

Tarawa Island, Kiribati, Pacific Ocean Purse seine fishing vessel Eagle outside the harbour of Betio, on Tarawa Island, waiting for transhipment of tuna to a reefer ship, a refrigerated cargo ship. Purse Seine fishing involves utilizing large nets to encircle shoaling fish. The nature of this fishing method also captures by-catch where fish or other marine species like turtles and baby sharks is caught unintentionally.

Tarawa Island, Kiribati, Pacific Ocean Purse seine fishing vessel Eagle outside the harbour of Betio, on Tarawa Island, waiting for transhipment of tuna to a reefer ship, a refrigerated cargo ship. Purse Seine fishing involves utilizing large nets to encircle shoaling fish. The nature of this fishing method also captures by-catch where fish or other marine species like turtles and baby sharks is caught unintentionally.

Tarawa, Kiribati, Christmas Island is the first place in the world to celebrate the new year. Definitely want to spend a new years eve there

Tarawa, Kiribati, Christmas Island is the first place in the world to celebrate the new year. Definitely want to spend a new years eve there

A view of South Tarawa, Kiribati, on March 30, 2016.

A view of South Tarawa, Kiribati, on March 30, 2016.

Rosemary, 9, writes on a blackboard in a primary school classroom in Tarawa, Kiribati. Kiribati is one of 14 Pacific Island Countries, which form a group of atolls dispersed over 30 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. UNICEF is working with health ministries to improve birth registration practices and other child health initiates; deliver psychosocial support to children and families; and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.  © UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi - http://www.unicef.org

Rosemary, 9, writes on a blackboard in a primary school classroom in Tarawa, Kiribati. Kiribati is one of 14 Pacific Island Countries, which form a group of atolls dispersed over 30 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. UNICEF is working with health ministries to improve birth registration practices and other child health initiates; deliver psychosocial support to children and families; and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. © UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi - http://www.unicef.org

NORTH TARAWA, KIRIBATI 3/20/2016 “I don’t want my land to be lost to the sea.” Tabwena Kaokatekai planted mangrove trees in an effort to stop coastal erosion. Climate change and rising seas are threatening her island nation’s existence. Josh Haner/The New York Times

NORTH TARAWA, KIRIBATI 3/20/2016 “I don’t want my land to be lost to the sea.” Tabwena Kaokatekai planted mangrove trees in an effort to stop coastal erosion. Climate change and rising seas are threatening her island nation’s existence. Josh Haner/The New York Times

Tarawa FC - Kiribati

Tarawa FC - Kiribati

For indigenous communities in the Pacific, adapting to the impacts of rising seas, fierce storms, and other challenges has become a necessity.

For indigenous communities in the Pacific, adapting to the impacts of rising seas, fierce storms, and other challenges has become a necessity.

Even doing the laundry can be fun for this girl on North Tarawa | I-Kiribati people | Kiribati

Even doing the laundry can be fun for this girl on North Tarawa | I-Kiribati people | Kiribati

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