Coastal and Marine Resource Conservation

Marine Resource Conservation
  • Mapping of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) along the mainland coast and islands of India has been completed.
  • Demarcation of Critically Vulnerable Coastal Areas (CVCAs) which is a unique framework for the scientific assessment of the extent of community dependence on the ecologically sensitive areas has been undertaken for 12 CVCA sites along the country’s coast.
  • Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Integration Network (CoMBINe) database for over 10,000 species has been developed and is available online.
  • Evaluation of coastal and marine ecosystem goods and services has been estimated for mangroves, coral reefs, turtle nesting sites etc.