CMPA Technical Report Series No. 48. Rapid Biodiversity Assessment of Ansure Creek, Rajapur Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

The study provides the results of biodiversity assessment carried out at Ansure Creek. The Ansure Creek is located in Rajapur Taluka, Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra State. It spreads approximately up to 6 km (straightline distance) from Ansure Dande Wadi (west) to Gothiware (east). The Ansure Creek is characterized by mudflats and mangroveforested areas, especially on its northern bank, though comparatively small mangrove patches are also seen on the southern bank.