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August 2016 TRINet Newsletter

 

An important report released recently describes the escalating consumption of natural resources. This is of grave concern as it looks at material use and movement in the global economy for the past 40 years showing clearly that consumption is the major driver of material use, much more than population growth. Read more…

For us, living in the tropics and not far from huge mangrove forests such as Sundarbans, Coringa, Pichvaram and Muthupet on the east coast of India, it is difficult to understand that although they are found in 123 nations and territories, mangrove forests are globally rare. They represent less than 1% of all tropical forests worldwide, and less than 0.4% of the total global forest; and are disappearing three to five times faster than overall global forest losses’. 26th July marked the first ever International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. There has been growing understanding and interest in mangroves as an ecosystem in the last few decades. In fact UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves has 86 sites out of 669 that include areas of mangroves. Widespread education is the way forward and here is a brilliant cartoon by Rohan Chakravarty of Green Humour that can easily get the message across about the importance of mangroves.

Welcome to TRINet

TRINet has transitioned into "The Resource and Information Network: for the coast" from 1st April 2008. Three years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, TRINet's focus has changed from rehabilitation to long term development of the coastal zone. Specifically, TRINet's focus will be on providing information on coastal issues from the perspective of the coastal communities whose livelihoods depend extensively on access to coastal resources.

History: TRINet (originally Tsunami Rehabilitation Information Network), set up in March 2005 in the aftermath of the December 2004 tsunami, served both as a platform for deliberations on the rehab of the coastal communities affected by the tsunami, and as a provider of information on tsunami rehabilitation in the country.

TRINet and BEDROC

Building and Enabling Disaster Resilience of Coastal Communities (BEDROC) is the successor to the Nagapattinam NGO Co-ordination and Resource Centre (NCRC). Click on BEDROC to learn more about its activities and plans.

TRINet is now hosted within Bedroc and is part of Bedroc's Knowledge Centre.

TRINet's mailing address is c/o BEDROC, No. 5 Mettu Bungalow, New Beach Road, Kadambadi, Nagapattinam 611001

To contact us, please write to us at info.trinet@gmail.com

Videos

Dark Secret: Release of the Challenged Coast of India and discussion on the state of the coast. NDTV

Shifting SandsThis 10 minute film is on the significance and potential of coastal shoreline monitoring with local communities. At present shorelines monitoring is a centralised and fund intensive activity undertaken by the Central Government and its agencies. This film highlights the shortcomings within these methods, making a case for regular, field-based and community based monitoring activities.

 

Chronicles of OblivionThis 25 minute film highlights the challenges faced by women fishworkers in Orissa, in coping with conservation related challenges and economic and social marginalisation. It underscrores the need for a feminist engagement with development and conservation policies and interventions.  

Both films were made by Priyanjana Dutta

 India Endangered : Vanishing Coasts I: A film by NewsX

India Endangered - Vanishing Coasts -II

Mumbai Dying - I

Mumbai Dying-II

The Challenged Coast of India A report by NDTV on the release of the report and website at the CBD - COP11 on 10th October, 2012 at Hyderabad, India