The Ono-i-Lau Cluster Of Island Marine Biological Survey 2008 Report | WWF

The Ono-i-Lau Cluster Of Island Marine Biological Survey 2008 Report



Posted on 14 December 2010
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WWF South Pacific Programme in partnership with UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme, Lau Provincial Office, Department of Land Use and Planning and the Ono-i-Lau Tikina Development Committee conducted the first community marine biodiversity status survey of the carbonate low islands of the Ono-i-Lau cluster.

The marine ecosystems of Southern Lau, hold some of the most significant marine biodiversity in the world, a region of isolated limestone and oceanic atoll islands with a range of habitats including seagrass, oceanic patch reefs and extensive barrier reef systems. Human communities in this region depend almost entirely on marine resources for their livelihoods in terms of subsistence, tradition and culture. At present, these marine areas are in relatively good condition and present examples of some of the most intact, globally representative habitats of their kind.


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