Marine Flagships

The marine flagships programme uses species that act as ambassadors for the conservation of habitats and ecosystems. With their global appeal, animals such as sea turtles, sea snakes and sharks can serve as umbrella species for the conservation of their breeding sites, foraging grounds and migratory routes. Dakshin works with these iconic marine species to address issues of coastal development and conservation through our research and outreach programmes. We partner with local communities, administrative units and conservation groups all along the coast of India.