After Narara, GEER to Transplant Corals Again
Source: Daily News & Analysis
May 24, 2012
"Close on the heels of the Gujarat forest department and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) transplanting fragments of locally-extinct coral species in the coastal waters of Gujarat, the Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER) too has begun an experiment on the same lines.
GEER foundation had conducted the first phase of the experiment a few days ahead of the WTI initiative. In the GEER foundation initiative, fragments of local coral species from Poshitra were transplanted in Narara in Jamnagar. "Around 250 fragments of locally available coral species were transplanted in seven frames in Narara," said an official associated with the project.
The official said that the experiment was being carried out to see which coral species responded to what conditions. A second phase of transplantation will also happen, where the corals will be transplanted at coasts other than Narara."
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