Learning Centre in the Andamans

Learning Centre in the Andamans By Mahira Kakajiwala, Sadaf Sethwala and Karishma Modi Despite the loud discourse on the quality of education, a large number of school going children continue to rote learn their way through academia and are not independent readers or writers by the end of elementary school. As part of the “Islands…

Trawler Bycatch at Malvan

Trawler Bycatch at Malvan By Trisha Gupta We’ve been monitoring sea snake assemblages in fishing nets at Malvan, Maharashtra, for a couple of years now and have been studying the impact of fishing on sea snake ecology. This year we’ve added some new components to this project, one of which involves the monitoring of low-value…

Strengthening community participation in coastal governance in the Andaman and Nicobar islands

Strengthening community participation in coastal governance in the Andaman and Nicobar islands Marianne Manuel, Aarthi Sridhar, Naveen Namboothri The Island Protection Zone Notification 2011 (IPZ 2011) is the first notification published by the Ministry of Environmental and Climate Change of the Government of India, covering the archipelagos of the Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.…

Support to the Odisha Marine Resources Conservation Consortium (OMRCC)

Support to the Odisha Marine Resources Conservation Consortium (OMRCC) Aarthi Sridhar, Kartik Shanker, Muralidharan M In 2004, Dakshin played an instrumental role in supporting the formation of the Odisha Marine Resources Conservation Consortium, which is a network of Odiya traditional fishworker’s unions, conservation organisations, development NGOs, sea-turtle biologists and others interested in sea turtle conservation…

The 11th COP to the Convention on Biological Diversity and beyond

The 11th COP to the Convention on Biological Diversity and beyond Marianne Manuel, Mahima Jaini, Sahir Advani, Aarthi Sridhar Over 160 countries are signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which is an agreement dating from 5th June, 1992, that legally binds governments to protect their natural resources. The CDB sets forth guidelines and…

Tracing transformations in fishing technologies in Odisha

Tracing transformations in fishing technologies in Odisha Arundhati Jagadish, Muralidharan M, Aarthi Sridhar The evolution in fishing technologies, interventions and innovations along the national coastline offers insight not only into the history of India’s fisheries but also a roadmap for the formulation of better marine conservation laws and regulatory frameworks for fisheries management. For instance,…