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Protection of Kadalamma- the mother ocean- and sea people in South India
16 August, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 30 September, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, happening 1 times
The event is an ongoing campaign and agitation to protect the mother ocean and its people who depend on natural resources in Trivandrum, Kerala South India. Indigenous fishers experience loss of marine biodiversity, beach erosion, and a lack of sustainable fishing options. The destructions have been experienced since seaport construction in the customary fishing spaces of indigenous fishers in Trivandrum. The port is being constructed by India’s big corporate, Adani, which has notorious experiences in the destruction of marine ecosystems and land based resources in many parts of the world, including Australia and India. The fishers in Trivandrum are realizing their mother ocean is being destroyed through breakwater construction, harbour dredging (in Marine Protected areas), and artificially creating beaches for private uses after sea reclamation. These constructions induce disastrous beach erosion on the north side of the area. Hundreds of houses have been already demolished due to erosion. Thousands of marine creatures are already destroyed by the construction through dredging, pollution, siltation, and similar other means. The institutional scientists (who always work for the corporates and government) falsely claim these are due to climate change through climate change has a minimal disruption in the construction areas.
Indigenous fishers have collected their observational data at the sea and approached the local community leaders, Catholic priests to work against these and do something to protect the natural resources at sea.
Watch this video from our campaign work to learn more