Angria Bank is a shallow sunken atoll situated 105 km off the coast of Maharashtra. The region supports a rich diversity of corals, algae, fish and marine megafauna, and therefore serves as an ideal site at which to initiate our efforts.
Counter Wildlife Trafficking program aims to build capacity among mandated agencies to detect, identify, investigate, arrest, prosecute, and convict criminal organizations that perpetrate wildlife trafficking.
Today human-wildlife conflict is an issue that has gained a lot of importance globally and nationally. While it negatively affects both humans and wildlife, many of the latter are endangered and threatened.
This film documents the expedition carried out by the Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE), the Mangrove Cell- Maharashtra Forest Department, the Indian Institute of SCUBA Diving and Aquatic Sports (IISDA) and the Wildlife Conservation Society – India (WCS-India) to initiate the process of facilitating the notification of Angria Bank as Marine Protected Area.
Photo Copyrights: Kalyan Varma, Muthanna P M, Prakash Matada, Mahendra Jain, Amith Bangre, Ramki Sreenivasan, Shialendra Singh, Vardhan Patankar, PV Seetaram