Tamil Nadu notifies Nanjarayan Tank as 17th Bird Sanctuary – The Tamil Nadu government issued an order to set up a bird sanctuary at Nanjarayan Tank in Tiruppur district. the Nanjarayan Tank will be made as ‘Nanjarayan Birds Sanctuary’ under Wildlife (Protection) Act.
- It will be the 17th bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu which covers 125.86.5 hectares of land and is located near Neruperichal and Sarkar Periyapalayam villages of Tiruppur North and Uthukuli taluks in Tiruppur district.
- In December 2021, the MK Stalin-led DMK Govt declared the Kazhuveli wetland located near Villupuram as the ‘Kazhuveli Birds Sanctuary’.
List of Bird Sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu
- Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary
- Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary
- Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary
- Karikili Bird Sanctuary
- Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary
- Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary
- Suchindram Theroor Birds Sanctuary
- Udayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary
- Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary
- Vagaikulam Bird Habitat
- Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
- Vellode Bird Sanctuary
- Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary
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