Man and other community members use discarded oyster shells, sand bags, and stakes to build embankments along the coast.

Sea level rise and accompanying coastal flooding is proving to be a major risk to the lives and livelihoods of the people of coastal Sierra Leone, including this Momaya community. Now, community members are using discarded oyster shells, sand, and stakes to build embankments that will protect their property from coastal erosion.

Building embankments to increase resilience to climate change

Copyright © 2019 West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change

Country Sierra Leone
Topics Disaster Risk Management, Adaptation

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