Monday, 21st of August 2017

Lakshadweep Islands

 

 Lakshadweep Islands: One of the most important initiatives, titled ‘Project Giant Clam’, was commenced in Lakshadweep in 2004 and continues till date. Community conserved Agatti Conservation Reserve was a pioneering work of BNHS team, which introduced an integrated approach towards conservation. After relentless efforts by BNHS, Government of India finally recognized the high quality research done on Giant Clam and identified it as an important species. Currently the Giant Clam Species Recovery Plan is being formulated. Lakshadweep field station also serves as an important training centre, which undertakes periodic training programmes for graduate and post graduate students.