SocMon Monitoring Site

Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve – three villages: Keelamunthal, S.M. Valasai, P.M. Valasai of Kadaladi block of Ramanathapuram district, Tamilnadu

South Asia : India
Year completed: 2012

Socio-economic monitoring for coastal managers of South Asia: field trials and baseline surveys in Gulf of Mannar Region, South Tamilandu, India



To build capacity among stakeholders to conduct socioeconomic assessments using regionally agreed protocols; To conduct a socioeconomic base line assessments of the selected villages around the Gulf of Mannar; To assess the perceptions/awareness of the people on MPA’s relating to Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve (management and rules); To develop Management and development advice based on the assessments