Pallikaranai

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    State government plans to restore city's natural wetlands

    Pallikaranai marsh: Chennai’s only surviving wetland ecosystem

    At 80 sq km, the marshland is the only surviving wetland ecosystem of the city and is among the last few remaining natural wetlands of South India and is home to a variety of flora and fauna.

    • Once spread over 5000 hectares, over 50 years, 90% of the ecosystem has been lost due to development and city expansion.
    • In 2007, certain parts of the wetland have been classified as a reserve forest.
    • In 2018, the state government announced that it will commence efforts to restore the wetland.

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