Vlad Sokhin/Panos Pictures

Tebunginako, Abaiang Atoll, Kiribati

A girl walks near dead coconut trees in an area of land whose soils have become increasingly eroded and salinated by the regular flooding that occurs during high tides. Abaiang is one of Kiribati's atolls that is most threatened by rising sea levels. The country's government says Tebunginako is a 'barometer for what Kiribati can expect in the future'. Since the 1970s the village's residents have seen the sea levels rise and eventually erosion has meant that a major part of the village has had to be abandoned.

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Vlad Sokhin/Panos Pictures
Tebunginako, Abaiang Atoll
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42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
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