Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Darwin initiative .

I digged deep into the Lakswadeep islands , and found out that LEAD is working on India's first marine conservation project called 'Darwin project '. LEAD is working with Bombay natural history society , to conserve the 'Giant Glam '

Agatti was selected for number of reasons :-

It has the most significant Giant clam population in Lakshwadeep and it has the most vunerable live bait fish stock as agatti is the number one tuna landing island in lakshwadeep

giant clam symbolisis the health of coral reef . Due to their long life span ( >40) and selective ecological requirements they are excellent indicators of changes in the integrity of coral reef . A healthy giant clam population reflects a heathy reef which is the source of local people's livehood .

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