Time-bound, action-based projects with an empirical conservation goal.
INSTALLATION OF ARTIFICIAL REEFS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN PONDICHERRY, INDIA
February 2018- March 2019
From November 2017 to March 2019, I ran Temple Reef Foundation, the marine conservation wing of Temple Adventures, a Pondicherry based dive center. During my tenure, I ran a project to construct a large-scale artificial reef off the coast of Pondicherry. Well planned artificial reefs can act as breeding ground for fish, thereby leading to an increase in local fish biomass over a period of time. With the aim of ensuring that fishing at the site of the artificial reef is sustainable over the long term, we also organised outreach programs among local fishing villages. This helped mobilize young children into creating their own beach clean-up groups and fostered a sense of responsibility towards the ocean.
This project was supported by Wildlife Trust of India, through their Rapid Action Projects scheme.
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Photo by Pavel Nalini Natrajan