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Monday, January 09, 2012 - 6.28 GMT

Chandikulam Bird Sanctuary opened


The Chandikulam Bird Sanctuary which was earlier destroyed by LTTE terrorists was restored and opened on January 03, under the Government’s initiative to expand facilities for nature lovers.

The Sanctuary which is second only to the Kumana Bird Sanctuary offers a charming spectacle of nature and spreads over 49.2 sq km on the Northeastern coast. It is inhabited by a huge variety of local and migrant birds.

According to environmentalists, one who visits this Sanctuary from November to mid January can see different species of migrant birds and other seasonal ones.

The natural environment here is also rich with flora and fauna, endemic to the North making the park an ideal site for researchers, students, ecologists and nature lovers who could experience wide biodiversity in a limited area, half of it, bordering by the Indian Ocean.

The sanctuary is spotted with green jungle patches, fresh water ponds, amidst silver sand dunes and offers a panoramic view.






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