Chittarangudi Tank

Wetlands and rivers
700 ha
Protected Areas under WLPA → Wildlife sanctuary
Ramanathapuram, Tamilnadu


Area (ha)700
Ecosystem TypeWetlands and rivers
Number of households-
Number of people-

Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
Year of Formation-
MotivationsLivelihood, Ecological functions, Natural habitat and species conservation, Wild biodiversity conservation, Agricultural and livestock diversity conservation

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAs-
Decision Making BodyResource users , Village committee, Forest Department
Rules and RegulationsFormal
Community activities through the year-

Legal and Other Recognitions

Legal and Other Recognitions
Legal Status Protected Areas under WLPA → Wildlife sanctuary
FRA Applicability -
Community Forest Resource Rights (CFR)-
Date of filing CFR claim-
Level of CFR claim -
Date of recognition of CFR claim-
Management plan status-
Land Ownership-
Other Recognised Status -
Sacred Landscape-

Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and SubsistenceIrrigation water supply and bird droppings as fertiliser for agriculture and for growing Prosopis juliflora for making charcoal, which is their main source of income
Social Impacts-
Ecological ImpactNatural habitat preservation, Good diversity and population of wildlife, Improved/sustained ecological services
Internal Threats and ChallengesChanging socio-cultural practices and aspirations, Outmigration
External Threats and ChallengesRestrictive laws and policies , Lack of management by forest department - Desiltation of the tank is not carried out

Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceFrom publicly available sources
Year of Study2001

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References and Glossary
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