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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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