Welcome to EGREE
East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem (EGREE) Region in Andhra Pradesh is the second largest mangrove forests on the east coast of India. In recognition of its national and global biodiversity significance, a part of the EGREE is notified as Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (235.70 km2decades as a result of large-scale production activities like oil and gas exploration, industries, ports, aquaculture etc. The region is inhabited by rural communities who are also dependent on mangroves and other marine resources for livelihood.) EGREE region has undergone rapid changes in the last two
It is imperative to forge partnerships among various sectors on the conservation of the region and to encourage biodiversity friendly practices among production sectors. Onecritical element in this regard is the requirement of a cross-sectoral institutional platformthat can bring agencies, industries and communities together and work towards the above stated goal, consistent with national and state policies, and priorities.
Creation of’ ‘EGREE Foundation’ under the GoI-UNDP-GEF-GoAP Project: ‘Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity into Production Sectors in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem, Andhra Pradesh’ is an attempt in this direction. EGREE Foundation has been registered as a foundation under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act, 2001 on 23.12.2013. GoI-UNDP-GEF-GoAP Project on ‘Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sectors’ is being implemented since June, 2011. View