Lakshadweep : Islands of Ecological Fragility, Environmental Sensitivity and Anthropogenic Vulnerability

James, P S B R (2011) Lakshadweep : Islands of Ecological Fragility, Environmental Sensitivity and Anthropogenic Vulnerability. Journal of Coastal Environment, 2 (1). pp. 9-25.


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The delicate balance between the environment and development in Lakshadweep islands is greatly hinged on to the complex fragile ecosystems with the livelihoods of the islanders being dependent on coconut, fish and the coral reefs which are the lifelines of the islands. The perceived environmental threats to the islands, development and population growth might tend to weaken the symbiotic relationship between the society and the environment, necessitating effective implementation of the Environment ImpactAssessment (EIA) Notification 2006. The islands of Lakshadweep need an enlightened and science-based conservation effort. The present widely disparate and incoherent approaches at coral reef research in the country need to be coordinated and brought under an umbrella of an exclusive Institute for Coral Reef Research and Management, with the ultimate goal to ensure the preservation of the delicate ecology and the dependent livelihoods of people of the island territories of the country. Introduction

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lakshadweep; Island; Ecological Fragility; Environmental Sensitivity; Anthropogenic Vulnerability
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Conservation
Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Vulnerability
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 08:11
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:51

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