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Climate change on sensitive ecosystems like marine ecology

Goa : The impact of climate change on sensitive ecosystems, like marine ecology, is emerging as a cause for concern globally. In Goa, too, there are fears that climate change combined with unregulated human activities in such ecosystems could lead to some organisms disappearing.The potential threats identified to different organisms in the sampling locations will serve as data for creation of a map. This map will chart the distribution of organisms within areas of high priority. Monographs will describe ecological characteristics of each organism recorded in the study.

The data will then be available to help stakeholders and authorities improve conservation measures in such sensitive ecosystems.Sarmokadam said that it was important to create baseline data on the overall biodiversity of sensitive coastal ecosystems to help future conservation plans.”NIO will conduct a comprehensive field survey and collect samples for identification and documentation of the flora and fauna. Also, the abundance of different groups of organisms and their distribution pattern will be established.

The News24 Goa

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