The people of Mbuke Island in Manus Province have taken the initiative to find ways to adapt to this natural impact.
Ward councilor Selarn Kaluwin said they’ve been working towards addressing the issue for years now, which is progressing well.
Kaluwin said they already have adaptation plans in place which include coastal rehabilitation programs.
“We are still facing these problems and have looked at options in trying to adapt.
“These include building a sea wall and planting mangroves, which are working really well for us.