Interventions | Policy
Our approach to conservation is multidimensional, and engaging with policy and related stakeholders is an important component in ANET’s work.
Providing input and feedback on various policies.
From the early years, ANET has been committed to actively engaging with natural resource policies and governance. It regularly serves as a civil society representative in state-level committees such as the State Board for Wildlife, Coastal Zone Management Authority, Steering Committee – Blue Flag Certification etc. In addition, it has also actively reached out to national and international bodies to facilitate holistic interventions in the islands – for instance, along with WWF-India, we organised a stakeholder consultation between the NITI Aayog, Andaman and Nicobar administrators, defence sector, civil society representatives and scientists on the themes of ecotourism and fisheries.
From time to time, ANET members have been invited to provide input and feedback on various policies. For example, in the recent past, we participated in an expert consultation on ways to mitigate human-crocodile conflict in the islands, attended a public hearing conducted by the National Commission on Scheduled Tribes and provided inputs on tourism in restricted areas, and submitted comments on the draft Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 as well as the latest fisheries policy for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.