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Kunthur & Kallur Lakes (Yelandur Sector)





HABITATS: Freshwater tank
JURISDICTION: Minor Irrigation Dept, Zilla Parishat

IBA CRITERIA:
                    1. A1 (THREATENED SPECIES/VULNERABLE) 
      • Spot Billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis
      • Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
                    2. A4i (= 1 BIOGEOGRAPHIC POPULATION)
      • Garganey Anas querquedula
      • Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
      • Black-tailed Gowit Limosa limosa

                    3. A4iii (= 20,000 WATERBIRDS)

PROTECTION STATUS: Not officially portected 


THREATS AND CONSERVATION ISSUES

POACHING: PERSISTING
People involved in ducks supplying to the royal kitchens of the Mysore Palace, have still not changed their practices. 

SPREAD OF WEEDS: PERSISTING

POOR MAINTENANCE OF LAKE:  EXISTING AND CONTINUED
Recently laid canals providing irrigation water has led to negligence of lake 

EFFLUENT INLET: ADDED
Possibility of mixing effluent discharged from nearby Sugar factory is taking its toll.