Workshop to Focus on Coastal Eco-Systems and its Vital Importance

Port Blair, Jan 6: The Zoological Survey of India is organizing two days online workshop on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity of island ecosystem sponsored by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.  ZSI/ANRC, Port Blair is playing an important role in knowledge-based capacity building program in marine ecosystem.   This workshop will focus understanding the role of coastal ecosystems and its vital importance in areas such as bio-diversity, food security, climate change and others.

The overall objective of the workshop is to understand and make aware of the marine and coastal resources; to learn identification of corals, infauna and epifauna; to understand climate change adaptation in coastal and marine ecosystems.

Total of 31 participants enrolled to attend the two days workshop from NABARD; Directorate of Agriculture; Directorate of Veterinary; Indian Coast Guard; INS Utkrosh, Indian Navy; Andaman & Nicobar Marine Police Force; Directorate of RD, PRIs & Urban Local Bodies, Navy Children School, St. Mary’s School, Government Senior Girls Secondary School, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Kamaraj English Medium School, Nirmala Senior, Secondary School, and The Nature Club, Deparement of Zoology, JNRM, Port Blair, Police Training School.

Total of nine different talk on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity will be delivered by expert from Island Ecosystem. This is workshop will give a unique opportunity to expose and learn about infauna and epifauna. This training course will make understand the diversity marine faunal ecosystems.

Dr. Kailash Chandra, Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata will inaugurate the workshop on 7th January 2021 and Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, will deliver valedictory address on 8th January 2020.