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Clean Water
Although the islands in the Southwest Pacific are not big producers of greenhouse gases and carbon emissions, they are affected by manmade pollution from around the world. Climate change is causing sea levels to rise, which threatens low-lying islands and causes coastal erosion.1 Land loss and flooding are destructive to those who live on the islands, where residents are powerless to stop the effects of climate change. They rely on the rest of the world to cut back on carbon emissions in order to save their homeland.2 Palau is home to a very diverse marine environment. The islands are covered in volcanic rock and rainforest. After World War I, approximately 25% of the natural forestry was destroyed by the Japanese to make room for pineapple ...See More and sugar plantations. Thanks to low population density, Palau’s environment is in relatively good condition.3 Show Less

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Radio New Zealand 
Japan Airport Terminal, which operates Haneda airport in Tokyo, has entered into a joint venture with Palau International Airport Corporation. Palau's airport has a two-kilometre runway and receives mid-range jets. However the Japan Times reported ... See more..
Scripps Oceanography News 
Beneath the serene seas of Palau, the ocean is teeming with marine life. From coral reefs and sharks to tropical fish and sea turtles, the island nation located in the western Pacific Ocean is home to some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. See more..
Saipan Tribune 
The proceedings in Junior Larry Hillbroom's legal malpractice lawsuit before the U.S. District Court against his former lawyers may likely be affected again as Hillbroom was arrested anew last week in the Republic of Palau for allegedly trafficking ... See more..
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The Japan Times 
Tokyo's Haneda airport will launch a terminal-management business at Palau airport in its first such project overseas. Haneda airport's passenger terminals have been awarded the “5-Star Airport” rating by Skytrax, a Britain-based air transport research ... See more..
The Guam Daily Post 
SAIPAN – Rachel A. Dimitruk, defense attorney for Junior Larry Hillbroom, has filed a notice in the District Court for the NMI, regarding her client's new criminal case in Palau. The Attorney General's Office in Palau charged Hillbroom with two counts ... See more..
Marianas Variety 
“Today's presentations are meant to inform and encourage policy discussions for the U.S. government and the governments of the FSM, the RMI, and Palau,” said Assistant Secretary Domenech. “We are committed to the partnerships we have under the ... See more..
Marianas Variety 
KOROR (Office of the Palau President) — Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. and his delegation traveled to Malta to attend the “Our Oceans” conference hosted by the European Union and held from October 5 to 6, 2017. The conference focused on ... See more..
Channel NewsAsia 
KOROR, Palau: An heir to the DHL Express empire has been arrested again in Palau for alleged drug trafficking, authorities in the Pacific island nation said Friday (Oct 13). Larry Hillbroom Jr., a multi-millionaire who holds US and Palauan passports ... See more..
EurekAlert (press release) 
Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Program study published today in Marine Policy. While climate change is expected to lead to sharp declines in Palau's reefs ... See more..
Marianas Variety 
In July, the United States submitted its proposal to the Palau government for use of several locations to install a series of radar towers around the island archipelago. This comes at a time of heightened tension with North Korea, which recently ... See more..
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Oceania, group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines

Total 459 sq km
Land 459 sq km
Water 0 sq km


tropical; hot and humid; wet season May to November
Natural Resources

forests, minerals (especially gold), marine products, deep-seabed minerals ;
Natural Hazards

typhoons (June to December)
Current Environmental Issues

inadequate facilities for disposal of solid waste; threats to the marine ecosystem from sand and coral dredging, illegal fishing practices, and overfishing


21,108 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


The economy consists of tourism and other services such as trade, subsistence agriculture, and fishing. Government is a major employer of the work force relying on financial assistance from the US under the Compact of Free Association (Compact) with the US. The Compact took effect, after the end of the UN trusteeship on 1 October 1994. The US provided Palau with roughly $700 million in aid for the first 15 years following commencement of the Compact in 1994 in return for unrestricted access to its land and waterways for strategic purposes. Business and leisure tourist arrivals numbered over 109,000 in ...See More 2011, for a 27% increase over 2010. The population enjoys a per capita income roughly double that of the Philippines and much of Micronesia. Long-run prospects for tourism have been bolstered by the expansion of air travel in the Pacific, the rising prosperity of industrial East Asia, and the willingness of foreigners to finance infrastructure development. Proximity to Guam, the region's major destination for tourists from East Asia, and a regionally competitive tourist infrastructure enhance Palau's advantage as a destination. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$221 million (2011 est.); $208.9 million (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coconuts, copra, cassava (tapioca), sweet potatoes; fish

tourism, craft items (from shell, wood, pearls), construction, garment making