A virtual trip to the Solomon Islands. Photo

14.09.2018 13:18
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Solomon, known as the Happy island, is one of the most valuable secrets in the Pacific. 992 Islands are a unique part of Melanesia: misty rainforest, active volcanoes, crystal clear lagoons and colourful coral reefs with marine life. But most water annually changes the coastline, destroying the jungle and washing away into the sea and the trees and the house.




Over the last ten years there have been several major earthquakes: in 2010, the aftershocks of a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale provoked a tsunami with waves up to 2.5 m in April 2011 was marked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 aftershocks, and in February 2013-year — 8. Residents, of which there are typed a little more than half a million are engaged in agriculture and fishing. About the everyday life of this Paradise is our current project.


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Part of the state — 992 Islands, which has a population of about 600,000 people




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Children in the sea


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Marine animals are protected, but the islanders are allowed to catch sea turtles for personal consumption


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However, the marine life becomes smaller. Rising as global warming the temperature of water in the ocean damage coral reefs and change the path of migrating fish


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The villagers daily swim to the mainland to work in the gardens. Small children who do not go to school, travel with their parents. This baby fell asleep in the canoe on the way home to the island Nagothane


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In elementary school, children are told about the environment and steps you can take to support nature. So, instead of dead trees the students planted a new


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Canoeing is still the main means of transportation for the villagers


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Because Negotino there is no freshwater sources, to go after her falls on the mainland


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Nagothane is located approximately 80 km from the capital Honiara. Its area is about 1 km2, and it is very unstable: the coastline varies from year to year, the sea comes, obliterating the trees. Living here 600 people




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The village suffers from floods with each tide, the land is unsuitable for growing food


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The ocean has encroached on the village cemetery. Graves and look to wash away in the water. The villagers build the walls and put plants to hold the coastline


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The ocean has encroached on the village cemetery. Graves and look to wash away in the water. The villagers build the walls and put plants to hold the coastline


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Fish sell fish in Honiara, revenue spend for the purchase of food products: noodles and crackers


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From an early age girls help the family with household chores, and boys are fishing


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Dance group from province acts in Honiara. On the woman’s head is a traditional “donut” of the bride


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