Healing Troubled Waters

The documentary "Healing Troubled Waters" documents the work of the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust. The Trust was started in 2002, as the implementing agency for the Govt of tamil Nadu and UNDP-GEF project "Conservation and Sustainable use of the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve's Coastal Biodiversity". The focus of the project is to empower local communities to manage the coastal ecosystem and wild resources in partnership with Government and other stakeholders, making all accountable. The film highlights the importance of the project in the light of the rich biodiversity of the region and the threats which it faces due to fishing practices. It brings out the successful interventions of the project in relation to protection, research and livelihood options.