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Window to the World: Kiribati

Year 7 Integrated

Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

Caritas Australia

The Disaster Response and Preparedness program was funded by AusAID and implemented by Caritas Australia in four Pacific Island countries. This three-year initiative aimed to further build the capacity of our partners to prepare for and respond to disasters.

TED Talk-

    

Aboard Mission Blue, scientist Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati to create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific — protecting fish, sealife and perhaps the island nation itself.

Mary Robinson- Why climate change is a threat to human rights

You Tube

Kiribati Map

      

Kiribati World Map

     

Images

Red Cross Australia

   

Lying on the equator halfway between Australia and Hawaii, Kiribati is one of the least developed and poorest nations in the Pacific Island region. The group of 33 islands are spread over vast distances and experience typhoons and cyclones. The population of Kiribati is set to double over the next 20 years, which will intensify environmental, health and infrastructure problems. Inadequate sanitation, violence, gender inequality, disabilities and climate change - particularly sea level rise - are all significant development issues for Kiribati. 

BBC Country Profile- Kiribati

    

The 33 atolls that make up Kiribati - the former Gilbert Islands - occupy a vast area in the Pacific. They stretch nearly 4,000 km from east to west, more than 2,000 km from north to south, and straddle the Equator.

CIA World Factbook

All you need to know about Kiribati

National Geographic

Kiribati islanders draw on centuries of voyaging tradition and the power of cultural pride to confront the challenges coming their way.

Unicef Australia- Ethiopia

Kiribati cuts across the equator but is at the mercy of a dry climate and frequent droughts. Access to safe drinking water is a growing concern as rising sea water permeates scarce ground water supplies. Ground water wells, a vital source of fresh drinking water, are turning salty.