Empowering local fisher governance institutions for coastal regulation and management

Empowering local fisher governance institutions for coastal regulation and management Aarthi Sridhar, Marianne Manuel, Arundhati Jagadish India abounds with legislation that regulates and manages activities in its coastal spaces. However, there is little room for coastal and fisher communities to participate in the design, operation and implementation of these legal frameworks. After years of persistent campaigns…

The Sharavati Learning Centre

The Sharavati Learning Centre, Honnavar, Uttara Kannada. Duration Support Location Honnavar, Uttara Kannada Mahira Kakajiwala, Ananya Singh, Muralidharan M., Rutuja Dhamale, Naveen Namboothri, Aditya Bharadwaj and Maithili Panikar Across India, interpretation centres exist in prime locations, especially in areas of high biodiversity. Managed entirely by local forest departments, these centres have been developed with the goal…

Treasured Islands

Mainstreaming Environmental Education in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Duration 2014 – present Support Location Andaman and Nicobar Islands Kartik Shanker, Naveen Namboothri In order to improve the understanding and appreciation of the islands natural resources, ANET and Kalpavriksh came together in 1996 to create a place-based and contextual environmental education teachers training manual called ‘Treasured…

Alternative fisher livelihoods and olive ridley sea turtle conservation in Rushikulya, Odisha

Alternative fisher livelihoods and olive ridley sea turtle conservation in Rushikulya, Odisha Ridhi Chandarana, Muralidharan M., Kartik Shanker In areas where marine turtles and local communities coexist, conflict can emerge due to the space shared on land and sea. With mounting international pressure to conserve turtles, most decisions to reduce this conflict are made by people…

Fisheries resource monitoring in Karnataka

Fisheries resource monitoring in Karnataka Naveen Namboothri, Sajan John Historically referred to as the ‘mackerel coast’, Karnataka contributes significantly to India’s seafood industry. However, if one were to look beyond the benchmarks of ‘total catch’ and ‘Mean Sustainable Yield’, a different picture of its fisheries emerges. The characteristics of present-day fisheries in Karnataka shows not…