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M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India
Bay of Bengal Programme (FAO), Chennai, India

December 15-17, 1997

This volume contains the proceedings of the workshop and the background papers presented at the Regional Workshop-on the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs held at the M. S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India, December 15-17, 1997.

Organising Committee. Chairman: M.S. Swaminathan
Secretary

Vineeta Hoon

Members
Kee-Chai Chong, Rathin Roy, Barbara Bierhuizen (BOBP)
Jason Rubens (GCRMN) and Hemal Kanvinde (MSSRF)

Citation: Vineeta Hoon (1997) Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on the Conservation and
Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs. Proceedings No.22, CRSARD, Madras

Cover design: Barbara Bierhuizen and Vineeta Hoon

Publishers
CRSARD, 3rd Cross Road, Taramani Institutional Area, Chennai 600 113, India
Printers
Bhattarams, Chennai 600 041 Phone 4927233

This electronic document has been scanned using optical character recognition (OCR) software and careful manual recorrection. Even if the quality of digitalisation is high, the FAO declines all responsibility for any discrepancies that may exist between the present document and its original printed version.


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Foreword by M.S. Swaminathan

Part 1 Proceedings of Workshop

1. Recommendations of the Workshop Participants
2. Report of the Workshop
3. List of Participants

Part 2 Background Papers

Section A Special Addresses

1 Key note address: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Coral Reefs by Graeme Kelleher

Section B: Country Papers

2 Coral Reefs of India: Review of Their Extent, Condition, Research and Management Status by Vineeta Hoon

3 Status of Research on Corals in Pakistan by Quddusi B. Kazmi and M. Afzal Kazmi

4 Status of Coral and Associated Resources in Bangla Desh by A. R. Mollah

5 Coral Reefs of Sri Lanka: Current Status And Resource Management by Arjan Rajasuriya

6 Profile and Status of Coral Reefs in Maldives and Approaches to its Management by Abdulla Naseer

Section C: Invited Papers for discussion

5 Research and Training for Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coral Reef Ecosystems in Sri Lanka: Present Status and Future Directions by S U K Ekaratne

6 A Brief Resume of Research and Understanding of the Reef Corals and Coral Reefs around India by C.S. Gopinadha Pillai

7 A Brief on the Contribution of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute to Research and Knowledge of Coral Reefs of India by M.Devaraj

8 A brief on the Contribution of ZSI to The Research and Knowledge of Coral Reefs in India

9 The Coral Reef Ecosystem of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Problems and Prospects and the World Wide Fund For Nature - India Initiatives for its Conservation by Krishna Kumar

10 A Review of the Contribution of Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS) Towards Understanding the totality of Environment of Lakshadweep, India by Ramachandran, K.K. and Ajaykumar Varma, R

11 Status of Coral Reefs of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Wandoor, Andamans by K Dorairaj and R. Soundararajan

12 Carrying Capacity of Coral Reefs by M. Wafar

13 An analysis of the carrying Capacity of Lakshadweep Coral Reefs by C.L Rodrigues

14 Coral Mortality in Reefs: The Cause and Effect; A central Concern for Reef Monitoring by Chandralata Raghukumar

15 Remote Sensing and GIS for Coral Reefs Mapping by R. Krishnamoorthy, S. Ramachandran & S. Sundaramoorthy

16 Law and Policy for Conservation and Management of Coral Reef Areas in India by Devaki Panini

17 Trials and Tribulations of Sri Lanka's First Marine Sanctuary - The Hikkaduwa Marine Sanctuary by M.W. Ranjith N. De Silva

18 Destruction of Coral Reef By Boring Sponges by PA. Thomas

19 Recent Changes in the Coral Reef Ecosystem of Palk Bay: A Comparative Status of Previous Reports and Researches by Asir Ramesh and T. Kannupandi

20 BOBP's Approach to Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management by Kee-Chai CHONG

21 Trade in Corals by Fahmeeda Hanfee