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DD GiantclamProject Giant Clam aims to conservation globally endangered giant clams and improve coral reefs through research, education and conservation measures. In 2004, with financial support from Darwin Initiative, Project Giant Clam was launched in Lakshadweep. Since 2004, valuable data on the population ecology of giant clams has been generated in Lakshadweep. This has helped develop the giant clam species recovery plan for Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. In 2008, the worked received international reorganization through whitely Conservation Award by Shears Foundation.

March 2013, MoEF sanctioned funds to study Giant Clams in Andaman Islands.

July 2013, Whitley Conservation Fund provided continuation grant for Project Giant Clam in Andaman and Nicobar

  1. APTE, D.A., IDREES BABU & SUTIRTHA DUTTA (2012). Density estimation of Tridacna maxima in Lakshadweep Archipelago. Coral Reefs of India - status, threats and conservation measures. Edited by Bhatt, J.R., Patterson Edward, J.K., Macintosh, D.J., and Nilaratna, B.P. IUCN, 147-154, Pp.305.
  2. APTE, D.A. & SUTIRTHA DUTTA (2010). Ecological determinants and stochastic fluctuations of Tridacna maxima survival rate in Lakshadweep Archipelago. Systematic and Biodiversity, 8 (4): 461-469. (http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a931442593~frm=titlelink)
  3. APTE, D.A. et al (2010) Monitoring Densities of the Giant Clam Tridacna maxima Populations in the Lakshadweep Archipelago, India. Marine Biodiversity Records, Cambridge UK. Doi:10,1017/S1755267210000680; vol 3; e78; 2010, 1-9. (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&;aid=7854088)
  4. APTE, D.A.  and IDREES BABU (2007) Ecology and Population Dynamics of Tridacna maxima in Lakshadweep Archipelago, India paper presented at World Malacological Congress, Antwerp, Belgium, Proc. WMC, Pp.10.

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