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Documenting India’s Marine Biodiversity

Endnote Except for parts of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands, there is no pristine area left in India today. The decline of marine resources in India goes back to the time of Gardiner, who in 1936, expressed concern about the degradation that was taking place. By the end of the last century and the beginning of the present century, very few marine areas remained unaffected. Mangroves and sea grass are being cut down for building of ports, roads, aquaculture and agriculture, mudflats...

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