Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Green nod granted to Centre’s ambitious Rs 72,000 crore project in Greater Nicobar Island
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 17 Nov, 2022 06:02 PM

MoEF grants green clearance to multi-development projects in Greater Nicobar Island

Havelock, Andaman Island. Photo for representation only (Source: Vikramjit Kakati from Pixabay)
Green panel clears Central Vista project
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 12 May, 2021 12:28 PM

Green panel clears Central Vista projects

Rajpath's Central Vista Avenue project (Image: Students of Master in Sustainable Architecture at Central University of Rajasthan, Counterview)
Rising sea temperatures pose a threat to coral reefs
Study analysing data of sea surface temperatures since 1982 finds that three mass bleaching events impacted five major Indian coral reefs. Posted on 25 Sep, 2019 07:21 PM

Bengaluru, September 24 (India Science Wire): The Indian coastline is home to an ancient and diverse coral reef system that provides natural habitat for diverse marine underwater ecosystem.

Image used for representational purposes only. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Engage local communities to protect marine life: study
Study shows need for awareness, involvement of local stakeholders to protect marine life Posted on 25 Jun, 2019 12:00 AM

New Delhi, June 25 (India Science Wire): A new study by Wildlife Conservation Society-India has emphasised the need for awareness campaigns, involvement of local stakeholders in decision-making and empowerment of authorities to help promote protection of marine species. 

Gorgonians, one of the highly traded species, which is protected under WLPA (Photo : Vardhan Patankar)
A fishing holiday for marine health
Can seasonal fishing ban improve fish production and biodiversity? A video has the answers. Posted on 15 Sep, 2017 02:29 PM

"The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not enough for everyone's greed”--Mahatma Gandhi 

A fisherman shows juvenile fishes. (Source: India water portal)
In the name of development
The indigenous community of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been systematically alienated from their land by the colonial and post-colonial policies. A new book chronicles the change. Posted on 06 May, 2017 08:12 PM

Pankaj Sekhsaria’s recent book Islands in flux--The Andaman and Nicobar Story is a collection of around 20 years of his writings on the environmental and conservation concerns faced by the indigenous tribal communities of the region.

The forests and the tribal communities of the islands are being decimated. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Vacancy for the post of 'Site Coordinator', LEMoN India, Andaman Islands & Andhra Pradesh
An objective to establish a network of one-hectare long-term forest monitoring plots at multiple sites across India.
Posted on 10 Nov, 2013 08:48 AM

For information on the organisation, LEMoN India, please click here.

To view further details on the opening, click here.

Indian islands declared 'hope spots'
Policy matters this week: IUCN declares Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep as 'hope spots', CWPRS plans to channelise the Beas and NGT tells Assam to protect Kaziranga animals. Posted on 05 Nov, 2013 03:59 PM

Indian Ocean's "hope spots"

Coral reefs at Havelock, Andaman Source: Wikipedia
Development and disaster - the thin line that divides the two
Industrial pollution in villages, access to water data and seasonal pricing of water hog the limelight in this week's roundup Posted on 20 May, 2013 06:15 PM

Water data at your fingertips

Why don't Jarawas of the Andaman Islands have a say in development ? An article from Charkha Development Network
This article discusses the amendments made in the Protection of aboriginal tribes regulation, 1956 and questions its implications for the role of the Jarawas in development Posted on 01 Aug, 2012 05:14 PM

Five months after the infamous Jarawa Video incident featuring scantily clad Jarawa tribal women allegedly dancing for tourists in return for food and money, the Central Government finally acted on the matter by approving the proposed amendments in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Protection of Aboriginal Tribes) Regulation, 1956.