Maharashtra : Sindhudurg named biodiversity site

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The state government has declared an area at Amboli in Western Ghats in the Sindhudurg district as a biodiversity heritage site.

The notification to convert the locality in to a protected area was issued on Wednesday under the ” Biological Diversity Act 2002 “.

The development came after Schistura Hirayankeshi , a rare freshwater fish spotted for the first time in the Western Ghats in a pond at Mahadev Temple at Amboli.

  • Hiranyakeshi is a small and colourful fish that lives in water and streams in an abundance of oxygen.

2.11 hectare area has been declared as ” Shistura Hiranyakeshi Biological Heritage Site “, making it the 5th protected area in the state.

The heritage site which has a temple of goddess Parvati is the point from where the river Hiranyakeshi originates.


Important takeaways of Maharashtra :

  • Capital : Mumbai
  • Chief Minister : Uddhav Thackeray
  • Governor : Bhagat Singh Koshyari
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