Following the oil spill that occurred outside the Kamarajar Port in Ennore, a study was commissioned by the State Environment Department to monitor shorebirds and associated species periodically in the area. As part of the project, Care Earth’s research team is involved in monitoring and comparing data from both contaminated and uncontaminated reference sites. In addition, identification of periodic changes of oil spill effect in polluted areas and studying the natural recovery of the shoreline in terms of shore bird diversity and population are also an integral part of this project.

Duration

2018 - Ongoing

Funding Agency

Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu