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Healing Troubled Waters
  • Countries

    India

  • Format

    DVD

  • Producer/Director

    Himanshu Malhotra

  • Produced By

    Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust and UNDP-GEF

  • Duration in Minutes

    33

  • Languages English,Tamil
  • Address

    Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust (GOMBRT), Jawan Bhavan Ist Floor, Devipattinam Road, Kenikarai, Ramanathapuram Tamilnadu 623 501 India Email: gombrt_rnd@yahoo.co.in Ph: 04567 -226 335 Ph: 04567 -229 228

  • Video ID

    vHEA094

  • Keyword(s)

    Gulf of Mannar,Biodiversity conservation,Tamil Nadu,Biosphere reserve,MPA,Protected areas,National Parks,Fishing communities,Alternative livelihoods,UNDP,GEF,Mechanized boats,Trawling,Coral reefs,Livelihood,Fishermen,Women

  • Description
  • This film documents the work of the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust. The Trust was started in 2002, as the implementing agency for the Govt of Tamil Nadu and UNDP-GEF project "Conservation and Sustainable use of the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve's Coastal Biodiversity". The focus of the project is to empower fishing communities to manage the coastal ecosystem and wild resources in partnership with Government and other stakeholders, making all accountable. The film highlights the importance of the project in the light of the rich biodiversity of the region and the threats it faces due to industrial pollution and mechanized fishing practices. It brings out the successful interventions of the project in relation to protection, research and livelihood options.
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