Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary

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Recently, during the Synchronised Bird Census 2023 conducted by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary as many as 69 species of terrestrial birds were observed.

About Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year of 1967 and is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • It houses the famous bird sanctuary of Vedaranyam and the Talaignayar forests.
  • It is flanked by the Bay of Bengal in the east, and Palk Strait in the south.
  • It primarily focuses on the protection and conservation of the black antelopes, an endangered and endemic species that are found in this region. 
  • It is designated as a Ramsar site.
  • Flora: It has mangroves, tropical evergreen forests, and grassland ecosystems.
  • Fauna: Wild boar, macaque, black buck, chital, Great flamingo, Painted Stork, Little Stint, Seagull and Brown-headed gull are normally found in the sanctuary.


Q1) What is a mangrove forest?

A mangrove is a shrub or a small tree that grows along the coastlines and has roots in salty sediments, often underwater. They also grow in swamps.

Source: Terrestrial bird species population see an increase in Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary