Friday, March 15, 2013

A postcard from Kiribati

Kiribati is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, somewhere in the middle between the islands of Hawaii and French Polynesia.

The Republic consists of thirty three atolls and islands, spread across approximately a third of a million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean, of which 21 islands are inhabited. Kiribati’s Fanning Island and Kiritimati (Christmas Island) are perfect spots for surfing.  

Kiribati is believed to be one of the first nations to get lost because of rising sea levels due to climate change. Therefore the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the population to Fiji.

One out of a set of 12 bird stamps, issued 2008:  the Black-tailed Godwit.


9teen87 said...

wow! great card - I would love to get one from there some day

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