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Wed, 02 Feb



Wetlands Protection Webinar

Wetlands are the backbone of India’s western coast. They provide invaluable protection against flooding, are home to 100+ species of birds, flora and fauna and a source of serenity in rapidly urbanizing India. Then why is it so hard to protect them?

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Wetlands Protection Webinar
Wetlands Protection Webinar

Time & Location

02 Feb 2022, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm IST



About the event

The webinar ‘Wetland protection and preservation’ on World Wetlands Day touches upon the challenges of wetland conservation and touches upon the importance of community based and policy solutions to their protection. Our speakers touch upon the value of wetlands, imminent threats to their preservation and the approaches we can take to protect them.

Sunil Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant and environmentalist. He is the co-founder of Save Navi Mumbai Environment. Aged 58, he has worked in the finance department of Nocil, Jindal Steel, gharda chemicals and became fond of the environment & nature after shifting to Navi Mumbai in 1996. Sunil is an activist who has filed a petition in Bombay High Court in March 2018 to protect 35 hectares of Wetlands on Palm Beach Road which were handed over by CIDCO to a private builder for making residential towers project in the name of golf course.

Jyoti Nadkarni was an animal welfare officer at BSPCA and humane education officer with the Animal Welfare Board of India. She was the Chairperson for friends of city park committee of nature in Nairobi, Kenya. She has been actively involved in birding, Bird ringing, and bird and nature photography since 2006. She was a member of the Ghana planetarium society and the Chairperson for Kenya women's Society. Among several other nature conservation activities that Jyoti has undertaken, she has also been actively involved in surveying wetlands with the Raigad wetland committee, and has been actively involved in saving and restoring the habitats of Kharghar.

Sarita Fernandes is a coastal and maritime policy scholar, specifically with her work on land-use of coastal zones, ocean governance and resource management of maritime zones and stakeholder equity into policies. She also studies conflict resolution in coastal land-use, marine resource management, conservation and case-studies of conflict within ocean economy sectors.


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  • 10 minutes

    Jyoti Nadkarni

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