Ecology, conservation, and restoration of Chilika Lagoon, India

Max Finlayson, Gurdeep Rastogi, Deepak R. Mishra, Ajit Pattnaik

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This book chronicles the decades-long work of studying, analyzing, and reversing the environmental pressures that threatened India’s Chilika Lagoon, the largest brackish-water lagoon in the region, and the second largest in the world. Designated as one of India’s first Ramsar Sites in 1981, Chilika Lagoon continued to degrade for a decade longer. Then, the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) was established to gather information and devise a restoration plan that benefits the ecosystems of the lagoon, with sensitivity to the needs and livelihoods of local communities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages438
ISBN (Electronic)9783030334246
ISBN (Print)9783030334239
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameWetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management
ISSN (Print)1875-1261


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