The drivers of discord between humans and wild species often lie deeper than the shallow measuring implements of science can reach. We explore the lived experience of conflict between fishing communities and turtles in two very different socio-ecological contexts in the Lakshadweep Islands and the Orissa coast.

Based on our studies in Norway and India, and the rapidly expanding scientific literature in this field, it is safe to say that human-wildlife conflicts are a universal state of affairs. This is a serious issue because it represents a long term threat to the persistence of wildlife as well as negatively affecting the lives of millions of people. Our conflict research is motivated by a desire to identify paths towards conflict reduction and mitigation, for the benefits of both people and wildlife.

Officials Swoop Down On Lakshadweep Pavilion, Two Arrested

New Delhi: For the second year running, the Delhi government and the People For Animals (PFA) carried out a raid at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan and recovered rare corals from the Lakshadweep pavilion.

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government, in association with Tata Chemicals and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), has worked out a novel project to transplant corals in area off the coastline of Mithapur, situated on the north-western tip of Saurashtra.
Transplantable corals will be brought from unique Lakshadweep islands, which are believed to have been formed due to coral activity.

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KOCHI: Security agencies, including the Navy and the Coast Guard, along with the Lakshadweep officials began efforts to prevent a possible oil spillage from the cargo ship which ran into a coral reef off Kavaratti in the Lakshadweep islands.

India has a vast extent of coast line of about 8000 km spanning 13 maritime mainland states
and Union Territories, which are home to a diversity of coastal and marine ecosystems,
comprising nationally and globally significant biodiversity (Venkataraman and Wafar, 2005).
It also supports almost 30% of its human population being dependent on the rich exploitable

Environmentally sensitive region of Lakshwadeep Islands will be the first to have biological toilets in the country for eco-friendly disposal of human waste.

The Lakshwadeep government has asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to install 21 biological toilets in Kavaratti and other islands.

In the continuing saga on amendments to the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) made public the draft Islands Protection Zone (IPZ) Notification, applicable to the Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.

A working group was constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources under the Chairmanship of Sh S Kumar, Member, Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) to prepare and approach paper on groundwater quality issues and its mitigation plan in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.

Viju B | TNN

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