India’s first Marine Wildlife Sanctuary and first Marine National Park were created in the Gulf of Kutch in 1980 and 1982, respectively. It is an archipelago of 42 tropical islands along the northern coast of Jamnagar district and the southern coast of Kutch.
Some of the finest coral reef fringe islands are found at Pirotan, Narala, Ajad and Positara, with species of hard and soft coral. There are 7 species of mangrove which are breeding grounds for colonies of near-threatened species of birds such as Painted Stork, Darter and Black-necked Ibis. Endangered Sea Turtles like the Green Sea, Oliver Riddley & Leather Back can also be found here.
The Sanctuary and Park can be reached by boat from Jamnagar.