The three day workshop on "Biodiversity Conservation with Special Reference to Aquatic, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity" was held in Puducherry from December 15 to 17 Dec 2014. The workshop was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Pondicherry Sh. N.Rangasamy and the Hon’ble Forest Minister Sh. T. Thiagarajan graced the occasion. Resource persons from various institutions and Forest department working in the field of marine and coastal resource management interacted with the participants. The workshop wrap-up session was chaired by Sh. Vinod Kumar, Director IGNFA Dehradun.