The Goa High Court has passed important judgements aimed at protecting the state's coastal ecology. It has rejected the high tide line for the coastline in south Goa, which had been marked by the

East Timbalier, one of the islands that protect the Louisiana coastal wetlands in the us, is expected to disappear in just a few years, perhaps as early as 2004. Narrowed and cut by hurricanes and

A White Paper for Sustainable Coastal Development was released by Valli Moosa, the environment minister of South Africa recently. The document emphasises the importance of considering all aspects of

In our haste to reclaim coastal regions for human development we seem to be forgetting one simple rule of nature: what is dumped out will eventually return to us in equal measure

Further dilution of the rules safeguarding the Indian coastal ecosystem has just been proposed. Under the guise of providing land to poor fisherfolk for their settlements, is the administration surreptitiously letting in Indian companies and multinationa

fishing communities all over India will go on strike on May 10, 1999 to press for "protection of the sea and the coastal areas'. "On that day, there will be no fishing, no sale of fish and no

A SATELLITE picture of the Earth, taken at night, would show a steady stream of light along the world's coastlines. Half the world's population - about 3.2 billion people - live and work within

The Supreme Court (SC) has once again upheld the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) guidelines in order to protect the coastline of India: this time with respect to the tiny beach of Palolem in the

India will get assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for conservation and sustainable management of the coral reef ecosystem off the coast of the Andaman and Nicobar

A RECENT study of the sea defences around the Gulf of Tonking in northern Vietnam highlights the role of mangroves in strengthening the coastal defences. Researchers from the University of