Atapaka Bird Sanctuary

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  • June 18, 2022
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In News: Thousands of migratory birds reach the sanctuary every year for nesting.

  • The Atapaka Bird Sanctuary at Kolleru Lake has become a safe breeding ground for many migratory species namely Grey Pelicans and Painted Storks
  • Grey Pelican and Painted Stork both are near threatened species under IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Kolleru Lake

  • Kolleru Lake is located between the deltas of the Krishna and Godavari rivers in Andhra Pradesh.
  • It is an important habitat for an estimated 20 million residents and migratory birds like Grey or Spot-billed pelicans.
  • It was notified as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1999 under India’s Wild Life Protection Act, 1972.
  • It was declared a wetland of international importance in 2002 under Ramsar convention.

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) In which one of the following states is Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary located? (2018)

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Manipur
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Nagaland

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