Dolphin Rescue Centre to Protect Marine Species to Come up in Mangalore: Another Great Project in The City

Dolphin Rescue Centre to Protect Marine Species to Come up in Mangalore: Another Great Project in The City

The Forest Department has proposed to establish a Dolphin Rescue Centre in the coastal region to protect marine biodiversity in the Arabian Sea that is as important as the biodiversity of the Western Ghats. While the main centre has been proposed on Tannirbhavi Beach, sub-centres will come up in the three other forest divisions along the coast at an estimated cost of ₹13 crore.

There are over 3,680 marine species across the world, about 15% of them are present along the coastal districts of the State and of them, 74 have been identified as endangered. The Centre, will be sensitising fishermen about rescuing endangered species and also create awareness among common people about marine life. While the department wants fishermen to release them in the high-seas if they are caught, those reaching the coast will be given proper treatment by veterinary doctors, he said. The department will also pay incentives to fishermen who release endangered species back in the sea after proper verification to encourage them indulge in more such acts.

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