Biodiversity in Wallis and Futuna Islands (WLF)
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 652 156 No
Freshwater No
Total 651 156 No
Geography and Climate Wallis and Futuna Islands are located in Oceania, these are islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. Area comparatively 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC. Climate is tropical; hot, rainy season (November to April); cool, dry season (May to October); rains 2,500-3,000 mm per year (80% humidity); average temperature 26.6 degrees C. Terrain consists of volcanic in origin; low hills. Elevation extreme has the lowest point in Pacific Ocean 0 m and highest point in Mount Singavi 765 m. Land use: arable land: 5%, permanent crops: 20%, permanent pastures: NA%, forests and woodland: NA%, other: 75% (1993 est.). Environment—current issues: deforestation (only small portions of the original forests remain) largely as a result of the continued use of wood as the main fuel source; as a consequence of cutting down the forests, the mountainous terrain of Futuna is particularly prone to erosion; there are no permanent settlements on Alofi because of the lack of natural fresh water resources. Geography—note: both island groups have fringing reefs.

Ref.  Anonymous, 1999
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