Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kachchh Camel Breeders Association Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/03/2018 regarding construction and other activity leading to destruction of mangroves in Kutch District by Deendayal Port Trust. NGT directs a joint inspection to be conducted and a report be filed by the Gujarat State Pollution Control Board and Central Pollution Control Board.
Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked.
Terpios hoshinota is an encrusting cyanobacteriosponge which grows aggressively over live coral colonies and has been reported to undergo outbreaks which kill corals. In an underwater survey conducted on the reefs of Gulf of Mannar, an outbreak of this coral-invading sponge was witnessed for the first time.