Susegad Stories From Goa

What is happening to Goa’s beaches and Sea Turtles? With Sarita Fernandes

June 17, 2022 Bound Podcasts
Susegad Stories From Goa
What is happening to Goa’s beaches and Sea Turtles? With Sarita Fernandes
Show Notes

It is unimaginable to be in Goa and not spend time at the Goan beaches - snorkelling, deep sea diving or just sitting on a rock, sipping your favourite beer and seeing the sun set. But there is something gravely wrong with Goa’s water and its sea life. 

Sarita Fernandes talks about how emulating the “Bali or Hawaii Model” in Goa’s Tourism has deeply impacted its coastline. How does it affect the sea turtles and other aqua life? What can travel companies and tourists do in order to conserve Goa’s beaches? What difficulties did she face while undertaking conservation efforts during the pandemic? Tune in to find out.

Sarita Fernades is a young activist and a research fellow, who specializes in India’s coastal policy. She has worked with Goa's Forest Department as the Founder of Morjim Sea Turtle Trust. She is also the Founder of the Ocean Network. Very soon, she will be representing India in the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon. 

Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, live in local home stays instead of the big resorts. Understanding how locals live can be a fascinating experience!

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Hosted by Clyde D’Souza. He is a creative director who has worked in TV, print, and digital. His book Susegad: The Goan Art Of Contentment captures Goa through conversations, memories, stories, recipes and much more. He lives between Mumbai and Goa and lives the Susegad lifestyle every day! Follow him on Instagram @clydedsouzaauthor

Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar

Editing and soundtrack by Aditya Arya

Artwork by Artisto Designz