AJSA mitigating environmental degradation through Biodiversity Conservation & Ecosystem Restoration, Integrated watershed development & Water Governance Stewardship. AJSA also works to protect coastal wetlands, mangroves to mountain forests and more through conservation, restoration and equitable management. Protecting these ecosystems is especially important given the global climate catastrophe. That’s because, in addition to protecting the habitats of endangered species, we are particularly focused on keeping carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas, out of the earth’s atmosphere.
Similarly, the ocean, drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea.
Saving our ocean must remain a priority. Marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.
AJSA works with coastal communities to promote ocean-based livelihoods and to lead sustainable development efforts. The organization has been also Strengthening of Ecological infrastructure to buffer against climate-induced hazards, supporting climate-resilient coastal livelihoods, and enhancing climate-risk-informed cross-sectoral planning and governance of the coastal zone in Convergence with the Government. AJSA has been playing a pivotal role in classified as “vulnerable”, the Pacific Ridley Sea turtle, more popularly known as the Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), inhabits tropical and warm waters of the Bay of bengal regions through its BoB Turtle Conservation Program to protect turtle breeding sites on beaches.