Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

Kiribati 09

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Copyright © Jocelyn Carlin 2009
Seawalls protect the low-lying capital island of Tarawa from the high spring tides and storm surge and are either initiated by the Government or Aid Donors and made out of concrete poured into bags and stacked, the bags eventually disintegrate; alternatively protective seawalls are made by families and individuals out of coral rocks freely extracted from the reef, there are no apparent concerns for the environmental consequences of such action.
Other Galleries in this exhibition
Pacific Kiribati 09 | Environmental Stories from the Pacific Region | Pacific News -Tonga | Pacific News - Tonga2 | Another War Story | Tuvalu | Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti | American Samoa and Samoa | Solomon Islands | Nauru/Kiribati/Fiji