Suggestions for establishing a National Marine Park in Lakshadweep

James, P S B R and Pillai, C S G (1989) Suggestions for establishing a National Marine Park in Lakshadweep. CMFRI Bulletin Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep An Indicative Survey With Suggestions For Development, 43. pp. 248-252.


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    A marine park is a reserve and should be managed along sound ecological principles and should serve many relevant purposes such as habitat and species preservation, scientific research, recreation and financial gains (Ray, 1975). The deteriorating coastal and marine habitats due to many natural and man-made factors have generated a tremendous awareness among developing and developed countries in nature conservation and ecodevelopment. The marine and coastal habitats of India are also facing environmental crisis (Pillai, 1983, 1985) from many aspects and the worst affected habitat in this country seems to be coral reefs and reef resources. Proposals are in vouge to establish marine parks and preserves along the coast of India such as Gulf of Mannar (Silas et a/., 1985) and Malvan, Venguria coast of Maharashtra (Quasim, 1980). First Marine National Park in Inida came into existence in Gulf of Kutch in 1980 (Rashid, 1985). Silas ef a/. (1985) have discussed in detail some theoretical aspects of selection and management of large marine preserves and parks. In this short communication some of the problems and prospects for establishing some coral reef reserves in Lakshadweep to generate scientific interest, additional income as well as conserving the endangered habitats (Pillai, 1985) are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Suggestions for establishing a National Marine Park in Lakshadweep
    Subjects: Marine Environment
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 10:44
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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