Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
    priyadposted 4 months 3 weeks agoread more
  • "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, mechani...
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  • 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 adven...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • First Phailin, then Helen and now Lehar moves towards AndhraAnother severe cyclone, third in the past two months, is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh on November 28 noon.Attappadi hills cut down to build resortsOver 200 plots created along the banks of river Bhavani in Narassimukku and Attapadi, Keral...
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  • For information on the organisation, LEMoN India, please click here.To view further details on the opening, click here.
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  • Indian Ocean's "hope spots"The Andaman and Nicobar and the Lakshadweep islands have been designated as 'Hope Spots' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). As per the IUCN definition, a hope spot is a part of the ocean that needs protection because of its wildlife and significa...
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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 commitmentDeveloped countries set very low targets fo...
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  • Rajya Sabha passes the land billRevised 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 dengueWith the death toll reaching to fo...
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  • Sea water washes away large chunks of land, villagers demand construction of sea wall.
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  • Owing to absence of any predator or competitor, spotted deers are eating away vegetation cover on the island while elephants knock down forest trees.
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  • Residents of Car Nicobar island, an excess rainfall area, had to go without safe drinking water for more than 10 days as mobile supply vans ran out of fuel. The island receives an annual average rainfall of 3000 mm.
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  • Traffic and tourist inflow continue unabated in Andaman, despite calls for a ban by a UK-based NGO on tourism in the island and closure of Andaman trunk road, to protect Jarawa tribes from human safaris
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  • Andaman Public Works Department to finalize the much awaited project of a bridge between Bambooflat to Chatham in South Andaman by July 2013
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  • Billyground region suffers from no electricity and water upto waist as rains hit Middle Andaman on May 25
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  • Water data at your fingertips Finally a policy that allows data collected using public money to be made available and shared by the rightful owners - the common man. The Ministry of Water Resources releases its hydro – meteorological data dissemination policy (2013) in a bid to be more accessible...
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  • Coasts marked by burning garbage dumps, toxic smoke and layer of oil on the sea create a bad taste in the otherwise serene locales of Andaman and Nicobar islands
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  • Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nikobar islands visits dam that will solve water problem of south Andaman
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  • Private company sets up plastic waste recycling plant in Andaman islands: Hotels and pollution control board to help with transportation
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  • Dear Sir,I am planning to setup a packaged drinking water plant and bottle manufacturing unit in Rutland island in Andaman district.I information regarding expenditure, licence, equipment and space that is required. Also need information on bank loans.Regards
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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.

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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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