Published on: December 7, 2021




Kazhuveli notified as 16th bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu


  • Who declares – Governor on advice of State government
  • Who recommends – Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden
  • Under Wildlife conservation act 1972
    • Second largest brackish water lake in South India after Pulicat
    • Notified the Kazhuveli swamp/wetland in Vanur and Marakkanam taluks of Villupuram district
    • Kazhuveli Wetland Birds Sanctuary – 16th bird sanctuary in the State
    • Lake adjacent to the Bay of Bengal along the East Coast Road between Mahabalipuram and Puducherry attracts many long-distance migrant birds from Central Asia and Siberia.