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21 July 2021 | dataset

Atolls – the “biodiversity cool spots” vs hot spots: a critical new focus for research and conservation

This paper highlights the seriousness of the “biodiversity crisis” on atolls and the need to place greater research and conservation emphasis on atolls and other small island ecosystems. It is based on studies over the past twenty years conducted in the atolls of Tuvalu, Tokelau, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. It stresses that atolls offer some of the greatest opportunities for integrated studies of simplified small-island ecosystems.

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Publisher Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Modified 11 February 2022
Release Date 21 July 2021
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Identifier 6f68e40c-2fc8-4a59-9323-8011211f7bf1
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Tuvalu, Tokelau, Kiribati
Relevant Countries Tuvalu, Tokelau, Kiribati
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name R. R Thaman
Contact Email [email protected]
POD Theme Biodiversity