Aerial view of low tide where Raviravi village meets the sea, Fiji.
The streams that can be seen serve as a natural protection during high-tide, steering some of the incoming seawater away from the houses.
Josateki Manatua has been living in the Raviravi village all his life and witnessed the progressing shoreline first hand. In his lifetime the ocean has advanced more than 30m towards their village, flooding the cemetery, killing trees and forcing people to re-locate inland. The kitchen of the closest house to the sea, standing on little poles, is now regularly (during high tide) flooded underneath. The community is deeply worried about their future. One of the steps they have undertaken to combat the effects of climate change is planting mangroves in the hope of slowing down the seas progress.
© Tom Vierus / WWF-UK