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Study analysing data of sea surface temperatures since 1982 finds that three mass bleaching events impacted five major Indian coral reefs.

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. Also, they hold importance in fisheries, tourism and as a repository of medicinal, agronomical and industrial products.

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Study shows need for awareness, involvement of local stakeholders to protect marine life

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. 

The study, based on a survey in Andaman Islands involving enforcement authorities, traders, middlemen and fishermen, found that there was so much lack of awareness that many did not even known which department or authority was responsible for implementing Wildlife Protection Act. 

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Can seasonal fishing ban improve fish production and biodiversity? A video has the answers.

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

India has a vast coastline, and hence, it supports a thriving fisheries sector. Although available in abundance, this renewable source of food can collapse rapidly due to unchecked, mechanised fishing that can catch a large number of fishes--even the young ones. What would happen if a resource, however abundant, is continually consumed?  Wouldn’t it cease to exist at some stage? 

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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.

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. Unlike his previous book, The last wave, a factual fiction adventure story dealing with love, longing and loss, this one is a collection of contemporary developments in the islands.

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First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards Andhra

Another severe cyclone, third in the past two months, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on November 28 noon.

Attappadi hills cut down to build resorts

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

To view further details on the opening, click here.

November 15, 2013 12:00AM

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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.

Indian Ocean's "hope spots"

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IUCN names Andaman, Lakshwadeep as 'hope spots'

Owing to the unique species of birds and plants present in Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshwadeep Islands, the two islands have been declared as hope spots by IUCN.

Rich nations' poor commitment

Rajya Sabha passes the land bill

Revised land acquisition bill that does not provide for social impact assessment for irrigation projects clears in the Upper House. The bill returns to the Lok Sabha for approval of amendements made in it.

Mumbai fearful of dengue

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