Kazhuveli notified as bird sanctuary

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  • December 7, 2021
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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.

Key takeaways

  • 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.

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