The ghost of lost fishing nets is haunting marine animals at Gujarat coasts with many crustaceans, fishes and mollusks getting entangled in lost fishing nets that keep floating in the sea.
A Pangolin trapped in a well, was rescued by a team of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park officials in Junagadh district of Gujarat. Pangolins are unique, rare mammals frequently sighted in the Gir forests. Once deemed endangered, the rare animals are now listed as Not Threatened by IUCN.
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) one of India’s biggest corporate led by Mukesh Ambani has tied up with Ministry of Environment and Forest to create a research facility in Gujarat state called “National Centre for Marine Biodiversity’ . This is the first ever research centre to be made in the Public-Private Patrnership (PPP) mode in the country.