Mainstreaming coastal and marine biodiversity conservation into production sectors in the east Godavari river estuarine ecosystem

  • 01/02/2011
  • GEF

The coastal region that is a focus of the proposed project, namely the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE), is located on the eastern side of the Indian peninsula, in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The long coastline of Andhra Pradesh stretches over 973.7 kilometers (12% of India’s total coastline), and covers 9 districts from Srikakulam to Nellore. A prominent feature of this coastline is its mangrove areas that extend over nearly 582 km2 and are clustered in the estuarine areas of the Godavari River and Krishna River. The Godavari mangrove ecosystems alone constitute
321 km2, making it the second largest area of mangroves along the east coast of India. The UNDP as the Implementing Agency for the project entitled: India: IND-BD Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sectors in the
Godavari River Estuary in Andhra Pradesh State under the India: IND-BD: GEF Coastal and Marine Program (IGCMP).