PHUKET: After enduring huge waves and strong winds for several years, residents of a seaside village in the province of Krabi have adapted to the effects of climate change by using bamboo to build temporary barriers to prevent coastal erosion.

The barriers were built along a 500-meter stretch of coastal area in the fishing community in Klong Prasong, Muang district, to reduce the impact of waves that erode the seashore and destroy residential areas, especially in monsoon season from June to November every year.

Sea waves have eroded more than one kilometer of coastline, said local fisherman Sanit Rotkerd, 40.