The mangrove cell is also planning to start the western coast’s first marine interpretation centre at Airoli.

Soon, Mumbaikars can walk through the mangroves along the Palm Beach Road in Navi Mumbai and get closer to flamingos in the Thane creek. The forest department and the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) are undertaking a joint survey of mangroves in the area with the plan of creating a wetland centre there.

The tropical rainforests of Andaman islands are under threat - not from illegal felling of timber or clearing of forests for development activities - but from being finished off by an invasive spec

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.