Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sectors in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem, Andhra Pradesh

What is the Project About

What is the Project About

The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, aims to remove key barriers to mainstreaming environmental management considerations into major production activities with a special focus on the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • Necessary institutional arrangements for project implementation have been established such as the National and State Project Steering Committees, Project Management Units, etc

  • A knowledge management system has been established at the Wildlife Institute of India to identify research gaps in coastal and marine conservation and management

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 6,023,636


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2013 US$ 1,028,173
2012 US$ 769,468
2011 US$ 239,000 (provisional Figures)
2010 Nil
2009 Nil
2008 Nil


In the News

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2011
Estimated End Date:
2015
Geographic Coverage:
East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem, Kakinada, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 3 - Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Lianchawii Chhakchhuak
Partners:
Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India; Department of Forest, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Highlights
  • Large-scale industrial activities in EGREE have disrupted the overall ecological integrity of the region
  • The project aims to remove barriers to mainstreaming environmental management in major production activities 
  • Necessary institutional arrangements for project implementation have been established
  • A knowledge management system has been established at the Wildlife Institute of India, which will help identify research gaps in coastal and marine conservation