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19 August 2021 | dataset

Comprehensive Desk-top Review of Biodiversity, Conservation and Invasive Species Information for the Kingdom of Tonga

Situated between Fiji to the west and Samoa to the northeast, the Kingdom of Tonga (referred
to as Tonga) is comprised of 171 scattered islands of which less than 50 are inhabited. The islands are
mainly composed of limestone formed from uplifted coral. Current critical environmental concerns have
arisen due to deforestation; damage to coral reefs and the introduction and spread of invasive alien
species. Anthropogenic pressure has resulted in extensive modification of all ecosystems on the
limestone islands of this group. Only uninhabited and steep volcanic islands still support large tracts of

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Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 32p. ; 29cm.

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Publisher SPREP; IUCN
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 19 August 2021
Source URL…
Identifier VL-40558
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location SPREP LIBRARY
Relevant Countries
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Pagad. Shyama
Contact Name SPREP Records and Archives Officer
Contact Email [email protected]