Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/President-s-Day-Canoe-Race-in-the-Marshall-Islands-27MZIFJWJ64PN.htmlConceptually similarPresident's Day Canoe Race in the Marshall IslandsGP0STT0MQCompleted★★★★President's Day Canoe Race in the Marshall IslandsGP0STT0MRCompleted★★★★President's Day Canoe Race in the Marshall IslandsGP0STT0MTCompleted★★★★President's Day Canoe Race in the Marshall IslandsGP0STT0MLCompleted★★★★President's Day Canoe Race in the Marshall IslandsGP0STT0MNCompleted★★★★President's Day Canoe Race in the Marshall IslandsGP0STT0MMCompleted★★★★President's Day Canoe Race in the Marshall IslandsGP0STT0MOCompleted★★★★President's Day Canoe Race in the Marshall IslandsGP0STT0MSCompleted★★★★Action ahead of the Climate Vulnerable Forum in the Marshall IslandsGP0STSZ6ZCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STT0MPPresident's Day Canoe Race in the Marshall IslandsGreenpeace went out with Alson Kelan, the Director of WAAN Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands), to watch the Annual Canoe Races that happen on President's Day in Majuro. For 2000 years Marshallese have evolved their outrigger canoes for speed and agility to sail on the open ocean. Alson explained how passing on the skills of canoe building and sailing helps to instill cultural pride in their communities and pass on knowledge to future generations. Alson also stresses how teaching traditional canoe building and sailing is important in offering an alternative to fishing with fossil fueled boats.Locations:Majuro Atoll-Marshall Islands-Micronesia-Pacific IslandsDate:16 Nov, 2018Credit:© Genevieve French / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5386px X 3590pxKeywords:Canoes-Climate (campaign title)-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Sailboats-ShipsShoot:Climate Change Impacts in the Marshall IslandsKing tides and coastal flooding have been worsening in the Marshall Islands. Located on low-lying coral atolls, these islands are extremely susceptible to sea level rise and king tides. Adaptation efforts across Majuro Atoll are already being widely used - including building sea walls, elevating houses and climate-proofing infrastructures. King tides have affected the Rita end of Majuro Atoll particularly with many houses in the area damaged and abandoned due to flooding and coastal erosion. These photos were taken ahead of the Climate Vulnerability Forum (CVF) in November 2018.