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Islands of Tokelau (New Zealand)

Atafu     [1492]
   Group: Archipelago: Tokelau Islands
   Country: New Zealand - Tokelau   Region: Oceania 10
Lat: 8.67º S   Long : 172.67º W
Area: 2.2 sq. km   Altitude: 4 m
Land < 5 m elevation: 2.2 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 4000 m
Nearest island: 60 km   group: 450 km
Nearest continent: Australia    Distance: 4000 km    Isolation Index: 92
ISLAND TYPE: atoll with 42 islets      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones (1987)
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           Number of Ecosystems - Terrestrial: 1    Marine: 3
Beach scrub, coconuts; windward and leeward atoll reefs and lagoon
   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: coconuts, subsistence fishing, subsistence agriculture
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 80%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 550 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
DATA RELIABILITY: poor    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 06/12/88

Fakaofo (Fakaofu)    [1494]
   Group: Archipelago: Tokelau Islands
   Country: New Zealand - Tokelau   Region: Oceania 10
Lat: 9.50º S   Long : 171.25º W
Area: 2.6 sq. km   Altitude: 4 m
Land < 5 m elevation: 2.6 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 4000 m
Nearest island: 60 km   group: 450 km
Nearest continent: Australia    Distance: 4000 km    Isolation Index: 92
ISLAND TYPE: atoll with 61 islets      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones (1987)
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           Number of Ecosystems - Terrestrial: 1    Marine: 3
Beach scrub, coconuts; windward and leeward atoll reefs and lagoon
   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: coconuts, subsistence fishing, subsistence agriculture
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 80%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 550 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
DATA RELIABILITY: poor    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 06/12/88

Nukunonu (Nukunono [erroneous spelling])    [1493]
   Group: Archipelago: Tokelau Islands
   Country: New Zealand - Tokelau   Region: Oceania 10
Lat: 9.17º S   Long : 171.92º W
Area: 5.4 sq. km   Altitude: 4 m
Land < 5 m elevation: 5.4 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 4000 m
Nearest island: 60 km   group: 470 km
Nearest continent: Australia    Distance: 4000 km    Isolation Index: 93
ISLAND TYPE: atoll with 24 islets      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones (1987)
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           Number of Ecosystems - Terrestrial: 2    Marine: 3
Some atoll forest, beach scrub, coconuts; windward and leeward atoll reefs and lagoon
   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
SPECIAL FEATURES :   Special Features Indicator - Terrestrial: 1   Marine: 0
  remnant atoll forest on Tokelau and Long Islets
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: coconuts, subsistence fishing, subsistence agriculture
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 80%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 550 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
DATA RELIABILITY: poor    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 06/12/88

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