• A worker inside the Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. This is China's 'first national wetland park,' dubbed as such to act as a role model to all other wetlands in China and to supposedly show how to effectively manage and restore wetlands, notably urban wetlands. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • An old bus is inundated by waves from Funafuti lagoon, during the king tides which cause flooding from January through to March in Funafuti, Tuvalu. March, 2019.
  • Cameron Isala, 25, a fisherman, stands near the shoreline in central Funafuti, the capital of the small Pacific nation of Tuvalu. Land poor micro-states in the region are some of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts. This has driven many to flee their homelands, in fear of the potential environmental catastophes their countries are vulnerable to, and also in search of higher incomes through better job opportunities provided by other larger countries. It is estimated nearly 20% of Tuvalu's population have left and reside in other countries such as New Zealand and Australia. Young adults are the most likely to leave, with the older generation most likely to stay. A recent report by The Australian National University estimates by 2050, "47% of Tuvaluan adults (4,900 people)...will want to migrate but [will] be unable to do so", with limiting factors being financial and available places on migration programs to other countries. Funafuti, Tuvalu. March, 2019.
  • A man purchases plants from a farm jointly run by the Tuvalu and Taiwanese governments. The farm is part of a program of assistance provided by Taiwan. Tuvalu has poor quality soil throughout its islands and atolls resulting in few vegetables and fruits being available for local to eat. The farm sells vegetables to locals twice a week. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A young boy plays in the shallows of the Funafuti lagoon. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A young boy plays in the shallows of the Funafuti lagoon. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A mother and child walk along a road in central Funafuti, Tuvalu. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • International fishing vessels stop to refuel and restock in Funafuti lagoon before continuing to fish the waters around Tuvalu. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • Children play in a small boat on the waters of the Funafuti lagoon. In the background, international fishing vessels stop to refuel and restock before continuing to fish the waters around Tuvalu. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • Taualo Penivao (left) is the chief executive office of the Kaupule town council. He stands next to Siliga Kofe (right), head chief of Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • Tuvalu farmer, Siaosi Finiki, 85, stands amongst his coconut trees in the northern end of Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A motorbike rides along the main runway in central Funafuti. The runway makes up a large part of the central island and is sometimes used by locals for moving from one end of the island to the other. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • Local people use a road that runs along the side of the airport runway, in central Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • Frank Fiapati, 30, plays with his youngest child outside their home in Funafuti, Tuvalu. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A young Tuvaluan boy sits outside a typical home in downtown Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A young girl looks out onto the Funafuti lagoon, in the Tuvaluan capital. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A young boy plays with a bike inner tube in the Tuvaluan capital of Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A young boy walks home from school in the Tuvaluan capital of Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A young boy sits on a bench in the Tuvaluan capital of Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • An aerial view of a small construction site in the Tuvaluan capital of Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • A young boy rides his bicycle though the Tuvaluan capital of Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • An aerial view of Fongafale island, the home to the Tuvaluan capital of Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • An aerial view of Fongafale island, the home to the Tuvaluan capital of Funafuti. Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
  • An aerial view of Fongafale island, the home to the Tuvaluan capital of Funafuti. Located in the South West Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world's 4th smallest country and is one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, drought and extreme weather events. Tuvalu - March, 2019.
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