Rajahmundry: The National Board for Wildlife (NBW) has appointed a three-member committee to carry out a study and submit a report on the proposal to reduce the Kolleru sanctuary limits to plus thr

Hyderabad: The Kolleru wildlife sanctuary has got temporary reprieve from the National Board for Wildlife.

The Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, has asked officials to take a middle path regarding the Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary boundary reduction issue by protecting the interest of locals as well as protecting the lake ecology. The State Board for Wildlife, which met on Tuesday, could not arrive at a concrete solution for the demand of reducing the contour levels from +5 to +3.

Rajahmundry, Feb.

Ganapavaram, Sept. 22: Villagers living in and around Kolleru lake appealed to the members of the Central committee on Kolleru to recommend to the Centre to reduce the Kolleru sanctuary limits to third contour from the existing fifth contour to help them eke out livelihood.

The panel members led by its chairman, Prof P.A.

Kolleru, the largest freshwater lake along the east coast of India in Andhra Pradesh (AP) had been encroached, mainly for aquaculture, to such an extent that most of the lake area was highly compartmentalized by 3

May 6: The environment ministry has set up a seven-member panel to study a proposal to reduce the size of wetland areas around the Kolleru lake sanctuary, one of the largest water bodies for migratory birds in the country.

Members of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly had written to environment minister Jairam Ramesh asking him to reduce the wetland areas around the Kolleru Lake Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh.

Mr Ramesh, whose own nomination for the Rajya Sabha was from Andhra Pradesh in August, personal ly visited Kolleru on Febru- ary 28 2010 and interacted with the different stakehold- ers.

Kolleru is one of Asia's largest fresh water lakes, spread over an area of 90,100 ha and located between the Godavari and Krishna river basins of Andhra Pradesh. This fragile wetland ecosystem is under severe threat due to human interventions in the lake and in the upstream catchment area as well as in the downstream.

Hyderabad, Sept. 11: The Centre has rejected the state government

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