POINT CALIMERE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
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Context: As many as 69 species of terrestrial birds were observed during the Synchronised Bird Census 2023 conducted by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department at Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagapattinam district
- Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary (PCWBS) is a 21.47-square-kilometre protected area in Tamil Nadu, South India along the Palk Strait where it meets the Bay of Bengal at Point Calimere at the southeastern tip of Nagapattinam District.
- The sanctuary was created in 1967 for conservation of the least concern blackbuck antelope, an endemic mammal species of India.
- It is famous for large congregations of waterbirds, especially greater flamingos.
- The 7-square-kilometre core area of this sanctuary has been proposed as a National Park
Q) Which of the following statements is/are correct with reference to Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary?
a. It is situated in Karnataka.
b. The sanctuary was created in 1967 for the conservation of the least concern blackbuck antelope.
Answer: Option 2