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Nature Walk at Karighatta

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Kukkarahalli

IBA CODE: IN-KA-20



HABITATS: Freshwater tank, Tropical Secondary Scrub/ Dry deciduous forest

JURISDICTION: University of Mysore

IBA CRITERIA:

  • A1 (THREATENED SPECIES/VULNERABLE)

              Darter Anhinga melanosaster

              Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala

              Oriental White Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalas

              Spot billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis

              Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus (Vagrant)                   

  • A3 (BIOME-11: INDO-MALAYAN TROPICAL DRY ZONE)

    Out of 12 species documented, presently 5 only exist 

PROTECTION STATUS: Officially protected  


THREATS AND CONSERVATION ISSUES


AQUACULTURE: FISHES
Since fresh water augment is poor, very limited fishing activity is very restricted

LOSS OF CATCHMENT AREA: PERSISTING
Inflow feeder channels encroachment could not be cleared due to un-organised growth of expanding city 

AFFORESTATION: 
Led to growth of tropical secondary scrub/ Dry deciduous forest attracting more arboreal birds, at the same time kept away the terrestrial birds 

DRAINGE: PERSISTING
Could not be stopped completely even after meticulous planning 


TOURISM & DISTURBANCE TO BIRDS: PERSISTING
Increased human activity along the peripheral walking track, has affected foraging and breeding birds 

CLEARING HERBS & SHRUBS REGULARLY: ADDED
In order to keep the tank premises neat and tidy, on demand from regular health conscious visitors, has deprived warblers and butterflies its foraging ground