American Samoa, fifteen other Pacific, Islands: Mangroves

• 50% loss of mangrove area in American Samoa; 12% reduction in mangrove area in fifteen other Pacific Islands.


Caribbean (Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles): Beach erosion and sea-turtle nesting habitats

• On average, up to 38% (±24% standard deviation) of the total current beach could be lost with a 0.5 m rise in sea level, with lower narrower beaches being the most vulnerable, reducing turtle nesting habitat by one-third.

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