The marine environment of the Southwest Pacific is considered one of the most biologically diverse in the world. It is home to 6 of the 7 seven species of marine turtle
and a wide array of fish species, including the endangered humphead wrasse
The region's islands are also known for their coral reefs, coastal mangrove forests and vast stretches of open water.
Protecting the Pacific
But not all is perfect in paradise. The region is threatened by unsustainable tourism
and climate change
Many islanders rely on fisheries as a source of food and income from coral reef and mangrove habitats that are threatened by warming ocean temperatures and sea level rise.
Through its Pacific
programme, WWF works to raise awareness and increase resilience to the adverse impacts of climate changes as well as focus its efforts on natural resource management and marine conservation throughout the region.