Management of marine protected areas in India

Ramesh, Madhuri (2021) Management of marine protected areas in India. Economic and Political Weekly, 56 (25). pp. 35-41. ISSN 2349-8846

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The contributions of Marine Protected Areas vary greatly depending on their size, age, types and intensity of resource extraction in their area and level of fi nancial support for management. Taking India as a typical example, how modern legal rationality, especially with respect to conservation, is entrenched in the idea of territorial control, undermines the efforts of the forest department in seascapes, and triggers confl icts, is described. Marine conservation should be motivated by a non-territorial rationality and engage seriously with alternative approaches such as dynamic co-management and legal pluralism.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Ramesh, Madhuri
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine fishing, Biodiversity, Environmental protection, Conservation, Wildlife protection
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
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