Kazhuveli notified as bird sanctuary
Part of: Prelims and GS-III – Environment; conservation
Context The ecologically important Kazhuveli wetlands in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, was recently notified as bird sanctuary.
- Kazhuveli wetlands is said to be the second largest brackish water lake in South India after Pulicat lake. It is a wetland of international importance
- Significance: The creation of the sanctuary will now ensure better protection of the wetlands.
- The area has adequate ecological significance for the purpose of protecting, propagating and developing wildlife and its environment.
- The place is home to a diverse species of flora and fauna.
- It is a feeding ground for long-distance migrants from the cold subarctic regions of Central Asia and Siberia including Black-tailed Godwits, Eurasian Curlew, White Stork and Ruff.