Last updated: 12 october, 2009 - 12:57 GMT

The Drowning Islands

Papua New Guinea's island evacuees

Papua New Guinea's island evacuees

An entire island community is being evacuated due to rising sea-levels in the South Pacific.

The inhabitants of the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea, are moving to the higher island of Bougainville.

The men folk of the first five families to leave have already gone ahead to prepare the way for their families.

Journalist Dan Box travelled to Bougainville to witness the arrival of what the islanders are calling climate change refugees.

Huni Island

Huni Island has now split in two due to constant sea erosion.

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Dan Box travelled to Bougainville after winning a competition run by the Royal Geographical Society and the BBC.

For more information see click Dan's website

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