The state of Karnataka has a coastline of about 320 kilometres that includes 22 urban agglomerations and over 1000 villages. The high density of population has resulted in several negative impacts on the coast including improper land use, overexploitation of natural resources and pollution.What we are seeing today is an emptier ocean, a dirtier coast line and a community highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to increased coastal erosion.

Reefwatch is teaming up with local organizations, the Forest Department and communities based on the coast to help restore the coast of Karnataka with several intitiatives. These include