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Biodiversity in
Andaman and
Nicobar Islands
Coral
Diversity
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are
the richest of the Indian region in
coral diversity with as many as 179
species belonging to 61 genera. The
common genera contributing to the
reef formation are Acropora,
Montipora, Pocillopora, Porites,
Goniopora, Favia, Fungia, Millepora,
Soft Coral.
Interview
Island
Wildlife
Sanctuary
t is the largest island sanctuary in the
Andaman and Nicobar Island.
Surrounded by dense forest area
and close to the beach, there is no
permanent human inhabitation on
the island. It is covered by semi
evergreen forest and the remaining
area harbours mangroves and littoral
forests.
Faunal diversity of the Islands
• Over 5100 animals have been described which include 100 fresh water, 2100 terrestrial
and 2900 marine animals. Marine life comprises more than 1200 spp of fish, 350 spp of
echinoderms, 179 spp of corals, 1000 spp of molluscs, and many other lower forms of life.
The Great
Nicobar
Biosphere
Reserve
• It harbours a wide spectrum of
ecosystems comprising tropical
wet evergreen forests, mountain
ranges reaching a height of 642 m
(Mt. Thullier) above sea level, and
coastal plains. The region is noted
for its rich biodiversity.
Biodiversity in
Lakshadweep
Islands
Coral
Diversity
• The dominant live corals in the
Lakshadweep islands are Porites,
Favia, Acropora and Favites
Seagrass andAlgae in
Lakshadweep–Cymodocea and
Thalassia Seagrass beds are
highly productive and valuable
resources that occur in the
shallow water lagoon of the
islands.
Natural
Resources
• Fish, coconut, coir. They are
the country's only coral
islands. Lakshadweep
officially consists of 12 atolls,
3 reefs and 5 submerged
banks, with a total of about
36 islands and islets.
Marine Life
• With 36 coral islands, Lakshadweep's
marine life is the most unique and
distinctive island treasure found in India.
The lagoons located at the Kadmat and
Bangaram islands are home to a
spectacular and unexplored world of
marine life.
Famous Products Of Lakshadweep
• Lakshadweep is most famous for its handicrafts work that is
crafted out of the sea products such as shells, oysters,
corals and stones. The people of the island are engaged in
the handicrafts business making junk jewelry, home decors,
ornamentals, etc. out of the sea products.

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Biodiversity.pptx

  • 2. Coral Diversity Andaman and Nicobar Islands are the richest of the Indian region in coral diversity with as many as 179 species belonging to 61 genera. The common genera contributing to the reef formation are Acropora, Montipora, Pocillopora, Porites, Goniopora, Favia, Fungia, Millepora, Soft Coral.
  • 3. Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary t is the largest island sanctuary in the Andaman and Nicobar Island. Surrounded by dense forest area and close to the beach, there is no permanent human inhabitation on the island. It is covered by semi evergreen forest and the remaining area harbours mangroves and littoral forests.
  • 4. Faunal diversity of the Islands • Over 5100 animals have been described which include 100 fresh water, 2100 terrestrial and 2900 marine animals. Marine life comprises more than 1200 spp of fish, 350 spp of echinoderms, 179 spp of corals, 1000 spp of molluscs, and many other lower forms of life.
  • 5. The Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve • It harbours a wide spectrum of ecosystems comprising tropical wet evergreen forests, mountain ranges reaching a height of 642 m (Mt. Thullier) above sea level, and coastal plains. The region is noted for its rich biodiversity.
  • 7. Coral Diversity • The dominant live corals in the Lakshadweep islands are Porites, Favia, Acropora and Favites Seagrass andAlgae in Lakshadweep–Cymodocea and Thalassia Seagrass beds are highly productive and valuable resources that occur in the shallow water lagoon of the islands.
  • 8. Natural Resources • Fish, coconut, coir. They are the country's only coral islands. Lakshadweep officially consists of 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks, with a total of about 36 islands and islets.
  • 9. Marine Life • With 36 coral islands, Lakshadweep's marine life is the most unique and distinctive island treasure found in India. The lagoons located at the Kadmat and Bangaram islands are home to a spectacular and unexplored world of marine life.
  • 10. Famous Products Of Lakshadweep • Lakshadweep is most famous for its handicrafts work that is crafted out of the sea products such as shells, oysters, corals and stones. The people of the island are engaged in the handicrafts business making junk jewelry, home decors, ornamentals, etc. out of the sea products.