Al Badush

Research Affiliate, Oceans and Coasts

M.Sc. Environmental Science and Management I’m passionate about sea turtles and birds. For my Masters dissertation,I analyzed the scope of community based conservation of sea turtles in Kerala, which is a sporadic nesting site of sea turtles.

I joined the Oceans and Coasts Programme to analyze the growing reef fisheries in Lakshadweep. I have wanted to work with the local communities for as long as I can remember and have had the privilege of working with the fisher community of Lakshadweep and Kerala. I strongly believe in the role of indigenous communities in nature conservation and decision making. I also enjoy writing in Malayalam.

Currently, I am monitoring the ecological and social consequences of high population densities of green sea turtles in Lakshadweep.