Kole Wetland

• Recently scientists have raised alarm over the presence of alien fish species in the Kole wetland as they have potential to outnumber the native species.

• Kole Wetlands is located in Thrissur District in Kerala, India.

• In terms of the number of birds, the Thrissur Kole Wetlands is the third largest in India after Chilika Lake in Orissa and Amipur Tank in Gujarat.

• The Kole lands which form one of the rice granaries of Kerala ( serves 40% of Kerala’s rice requirement) are part of the unique Vembanad-Kole wetland ecosystem which was included as a Ramsar site in 2002.

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Mains Paper 3: Environment

Prelims level: Kole Wetland

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