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Erosion devours 22 per cent of Thai coastline

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Koh Chang island in Thailand.

Koh Chang island seen from the west. Photo: Botaurus.


Thailand’s 2,600-km coastline has suffered serious erosion, losing 79,000 rai of land, or 22 per cent, in the past 30 years, Chulalongkorn University scholar Thanawat Jarupongsakul said Monday.

Thanawat, head of the CU Unit for Disaster and Land Information Studies, said the damage resulted from stronger and bigger waves triggered by climate change, while upstream dams leave less sediment at river-mouth areas.

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