Karanji Lake and RMNH Campus


IBA CODE: IN-KA-14


HABITATS:  Freshwater swamp, Tropical secondary scrub

JURISDICTION: Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Zoo Authority of Karnataka

IBA CRITERIA:

    • A1 (Threatened species/Vulnerable)  

                        Darter Anhinga melanogaster

                        Painted Stork Mycterial leucocephala

                        Oriental White Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalas

                        Spot billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis


    •  A4i (= 1 Biogeographic population)

                        Painted Stork Mycterial leucocephala

PROTECTION STATUS: Officially protected

THREATS AND CONSERVATION ISSUES


LOSS OF CATCHMENT AREA: PERSISTING
All inflow channels could be cleared due to haphazard growth of city 


SEWAGE WATER INFLOW: PERSISTING
Could not be stopped completely 

TOURISM: 
Increased tourism related activities has kept ducks away from tank during day time

CLEARING HERBS & SHRUBS REGULARLY: 
In order to keep the area neat and clean, shrubs and herbs are cleared regularly, thus depriving butterfly and warblers their habitat