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Mangrove Management Plan Focusses On Tapping Eco-Tourism

GOA: The comprehensive draft mangrove management plan focusses on tapping eco-tourism and has recommended re-assessment of the mangrove cover of the Goa coast to ascertain changes in composition, structure and spice diversity that has occurred over the years since the last assessment.The draft also proposes conservation of crocodiles and the Kandelia candel mangrove species.“Many mangrove areas are potentially suitable for eco-tourism. The indigenous biodiversity offers great attraction to tourists and are valuable assets in ecotourism economy. Well planned eco-tourism could provide economic and political incentives for proper management and conservation,” states the draft plan.

It has been reported that this species has discontinuous distribution along the Indian coast, particularly along the west coast of India.“Only in Goa, this is a unique ecological adaptation of this species, and hence efforts may be made to conserve and protect the mangrove area inhabiting this species,” states the draft plan.In Goa, it is found along the Zuari, Mandovi and Cumharjua canal, while small patches of this species are reported from Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, Honnavar in Karnataka and Kannur in Kerala coast. Along the east coast, it has been reported from Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

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