On the conservation and management of marine mammals of India

James, P S B R (1985) On the conservation and management of marine mammals of India. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Endangered Marine Animals and Marine Parks ; MBAI, , 12-16 January 1985, Cochin.



Increasing attention is being paid the world over for affording protection to, and conservation of marine mammals. They are the most vulnerable group of sea animals, excepting the sea turtles. Public awareness needs to be created to remove the prejudices towards marine mammals. There is need for their protectior in modem times through regulations, up-dating existing legislations, collection of scientific data, establishment of sanctuaries, extending of financial and other support and inter-governmental and regional cooperation. The status of the dugong in the seas around India is cited as a case in particular for conservation and management through appropriate regulatory measures, intensified scientific study, establishment of sanctuaries in situ and regional cooperation

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:conservation; management; marine mammals; India
Subjects:Marine Mammals
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:6803
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:02 Dec 2010 10:28
Last Modified:02 Dec 2010 10:28

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