THE FRAGILE ISLANDS

MOHAMMAD HUSSAIN

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When a mechanical engineer realised his true calling, he chucked up his flourishing career to join the forest force and protect marine biodiversity. Hussain, now a forest ranger, taught himself the deep-sea diving and set up the first Marine Reserve Diving Centre in India. He has dedicated his life to protecting the vulnerable coral reefs, the virgin beaches and incredible aquatic diversity of the marine national park.

MEET THE HERO OF THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS

About The Episode

What seems calm and tranquil may not necessarily be so. Under the tranquillity, there maybe a vibrant, dynamic world and above water there maybe dangers which are lurking at every corner. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is one such. In the Andaman Islands, a group of 15 islands make up this fragile ecosystem. This episode documents the diversity among the corals and the challenges they face because of climate change. As well as documenting the multilayered work the forest guards have to do here, including underwater and above.