National Centre for Marine Biodiversity Coming up in Gujarat

Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch
Ramki Sreenivasan
The Centre envisions a long-term conservation of coastal and marine biodiversity in India

A National Centre for Marine Biodiversity (NCMB) is coming up in Jamnagar, Gujarat. The centre will have the goal of safeguarding the biodiversity of coastal area. It is the first research institute set up in a public private partnership in the country. Jamnagar is close to India’s only Marine National Park in the Gulf of Kutch. The overall mission of the centre will be to support integrated management of coastal and marine biodiversity and ensure sustainable development and hazard management. Indian conservation programs have generally ignored marine biodiversity. Around 25 species of fish and amphibians have been listed as critically endangered.


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