[Coral-List] White coral' jewellery

Zahirul Islam marinelife.al at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 18:26:39 EDT 2014

Dear Ramkumar

This is very common in Bangladesh too. We tried hard since our one of the
Island conservation project in 2000. But several projects finished not
stopped the coral extraction as there is a big open curio market in the
main touristic town Cox's Bazar, in front of everyone. There you will find
coral, large shells in huge number. They are strong with association. Still
there is no initiative from the government  like local administration. This
business inspires the extraction of corals from our only coral habitat st.
Martin island. In this regard I like to mention corals and shells also are
illegally imported/smuggling through Myanmar, and Andaman...So please lets
have a collaborative work to do something enhancing conservation.

I will share a report on this later through google.


On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 7:08 PM, Ramkumar <ramandramonly at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Naturalists,
> When something is rare in natural availability basically gets its
> higher value in market. It leads to the natural destruction. Some of
> the developing countries not concerning about the coral destruction by
> these commercial ornamental makers even the law in rule. In India,
> Andaman Nicobar islands is a well known tourist place, possess Andaman
> sea and Bay of Bengal as its faces. Government shops itself selling
> the jewel stuffs made up of Corals. Mainly from the rare black and red
> corals. I have seen some jewels which made with  Red tube corals, and
> Black corals; they also made rings from whitecorals. I could not find
> any restrictions to them to collect these corals for commercial
> purposes. Some people use to smuggle the corals from the island to
> main land with the help of the Bills from the government shops. As you
> told it requires a deep discussion among the reef scientists of the
> world.
> With Regards,
> B.Ramkumar,
> Doctoral Fellow
> Department of Marine and Coastal studies,
> Madurai Kamaraj University,
> Madurai - 625021
> India
> ramandramonly at gmail.com
> Mobile +919940181115
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M. Zahirul Islam
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Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
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