Faunal diversity of Ashtamudi wetlands, Kerala
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Faunal diversity of Ashtamudi wetlands, Kerala by M. B. Raghunathan

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Published by Zoological Survey of India in Kolkata .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33).

StatementM. B. Raghunathan.
SeriesRecords of the Zoological Survey of India -- occasional paper no. 276
ContributionsZoological Survey of India.
The Physical Object
Pagination38 p. :
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16994137M
ISBN 109788181711762
LC Control Number2008330277

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Evergreen forests. Most of Kerala's significantly biodiverse tracts of wilderness lie in the evergreen forests of its easternmost districts; coastal Kerala (along with portions of the east) mostly lies under cultivation and is home to comparatively little wildlife. Despite this, Kerala contains 9, km 2 of natural forests. Out of the approximately 7, km 2 of non-plantation forest cover. Introduction. 2. Coastal Kerala. 3. Ashtamudi Lake. 4. Review of the work on Ashtamudi Lake. 5. Field Surveys. 6. Collection localities. 7. Material and methods. 8. Results. 9. Faunal diversity of Ashtamudi Lake. Discussion. Conclusion. Restoration of wetlands. "This book is the outcome of the first ever endeavour on the. Ashtamudi Lake (Ashtamudi Kayal), in the Kollam District of the Indian state of Kerala, is the most visited backwater and lake in the state. It possesses a unique wetland ecosystem and a large palm-shaped (also described as octopus-shaped) water body, second only in size to the Vembanad estuary ecosystem of the state. Ashtamudi means 'eight braids' (Ashta: 'eight'; mudi: 'hair braids') in Location: Kollam District, Kerala. Fish faunal Diversity of Vattakkayal, A Part of Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam District, Kerala, South India Seethal Lal. S.*, Jaya D.S. and Sherly Williams E. ABSTRACT: Fish faunal studies were undertaken during the period from October in the Vattakkayal, Sakthikulangara panchayath, .

Ashtamudi Wetland Sasthamkotta Lake, Vembanad-Kol Wetland are three Ramsar sites in Kerala, Other than these wetlands, Parambikulam Dam, Periyar Lake, Kaway Lagoon, Kumbalangi kayal, Malampuzha Reservoir, Kuttappuzha kayal, Vayalar lake, Kayamkulam Kayal, and Peechi Dam Reservoir are some of the important wetland sites. Wetlands in Uttar Pradesh, threats to wetland, importance of wetland, floral and faunal diversity of wetland and initiative. Ashtamudi Wetland Kerala 19/08/ 2. Faunal Diversity of Vembanad Lake, Wetland Ecosystem Series, 10, FAUNAL DIVERSITY OF VEMBANAD LAKE: AN OVERVIEW R.A. KHAN, N.C. NANDI, M.K. DEV ROY* and C. RAD~AKRISHNAN** Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Koikata INTRODUCTION Vembanad Lake is an important Ramsar Site in India.   Once a monetary value is placed on ecosystem services, it can be dovetailed with management plans such the Integrated Management Planning Frameworks (IMPFs) for the conservation and wise use of Vembanad and Ashtamudi Lakes which highlights wetland pollution and lake shrinkage as key issues for the sustainable management of wetlands in Kerala.

Wetlands provide critical services such as protection against flooding and wave action, water quality maintenance, habitat provision, food products, etc. Ashtamudi is the second-largest wetland ecosystem in Kerala state, and it provides numerous ecosystem services (ES). This study has analysed the economic value and current status of 11 important ES provided by this wetland. ashtamudi wetland, kerala: values a nd threats Dr George Chackacherry', Prof. (Dr) K V Jay akumar '' ' Scientist & Officer i /c, CWRDM Sub Centr e, Trivandrum & Coordinator, Wetland Technical Un it. Ashtamudi, located in Kollam district of Kerala, is the second-largest lake in Kerala with a length of 16 km and got its name as it has multiple branches. Ashtamudi locally means ‘eight braids’ or eight hair braids. Ashtamudi is famous for its backwaters and the lake. It . Escalating salinity upsetting Ashtamudi wetland ecosystem Last month, inland fishers found parts of Ashtamudi teeming with mackerels, a surprise spotting that was first considered more of an accident.