Middle and South Andaman Islands have a fairly good fringing reef ecosystem, particularly the North Bay, Chidiyatappu, Ross and Havelock Islands. These reefs are dominated by Porites lutea, Porites nigrescens and Acropora spp. The appearance of corals or part of them in white (bleaching) is known to be associated with stress, which may be induced by sudden increase of sea-surface temperature (SST). 

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The longstanding dilemma of how to best ensure the survival of one of India’s extant prehistoric peoples—the Jarawas of the Andaman islands—and their traditions is again occupying centrestage.

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) will prepare a detailed disaster plan for each of the 340 islands of Andaman and Nicobar and 32 islands of Lakshadweep.

Called the "Integrated Island Management Plan", these islands, now under the new Island Protection Zone Notification, will no longer fall under the management of the Coastal Regulation Zone notification.

The Environment Ministry is considering the idea of developing bioshields comprising mangrove and non-mangrove species in coastal areas adjoining critical infrastructure projects such as power plants and oil storage depots.

The idea of promoting mangroves and other biological shields to provide a

In the present study, an assessment of the status of coral reefs along the Pongi Balu coast, south Andaman Islands, which is a part of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, has been made by scuba diving, low draft glass-bottom boat and visual interpretation in some places during low-tide condition.

KOCHI: The Coast Guard on Wednesday night apprehended 24 Myanmarese poachers off the Andaman and Nicobar islands, taking the total number of poachers arrested during the last 20 days to 88.

It also seized seven boats used by the marauders, including two on Wednesday.

According to a Coast Guard media communiqu

The Environment and Forest Ministry is aiming at protection of corals not only between the low and high tide lines but up to 12 nautical miles into the sea beyond India

Food habits, tobacco consumption and alcohol dependence is taking a toll on the tribal population across the country that is falling prey to hypertension, considered to be lifestyle disease of the urban elites.
A population-based study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research over the last few months found that hypertension is prevalent amongs

B. Aravind Kumar

Chennai: Protecting indigenous tribes, preserving the fragile ecology, providing basic amenities such as drinking water and preventing illegal migration and encroachments are some of the main challenges confronting Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Priscilla Jebaraj

NEW DELHI: Forget all those wildlife safaris promising glimpses of lions and tigers. Some tour operators in the Andamans are offering more