Dr. Kulkarni has been working
in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands since 1998.
His efforts started with drafting Management Plans
for the M. G. Marine National Park, one of the
most diverse and healthy marine parks in India.
He started monitoring the status of reefs in the
park, and then extended the study to the entire
Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He now has data
on pre and post tsunami status on coral reefs
in the region.
He has been working hand in hand with the A &
N Administration throughout, and has trained more
than 50 Officers of the Forest Dept. in scuba
diving and coral reef conservation and management.
In addition, he has led extensive education &
awareness campaigns amongst local communities
and tribes in the Nicobar Islands on conservation
and sustainable utilization of coral reefs.