Environment and Ecology

TN launches dolphin conservation project

  • Tamil Nadu government has issued orders to implement Project Dolphin under the Union government’s Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats scheme.
  • TN is known is known to have more than nine species of dolphins.
    • Project Dolphin activities will include strengthening of patrolling and surveillance, improving habitat through restoration of coastal ecosystems, removing ghost nets, and encouraging involvement of locals with incentives.
  • The project will be implemented at a cost of 8.13 crore during 2023-2024.
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