Pulicat Lake

Wetlands and rivers
6000 ha
Protected Areas under WLPA → Wildlife sanctuary, CRZ-I Area
Thiruvallur, Tamilnadu


Area (ha)6000
Ecosystem TypeWetlands and rivers
Number of households-
Number of people-

Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
OriginBased on traditional practice
Year of Formation-
MotivationsLivelihood, Ecological functions, Natural habitat and species conservation, Wild biodiversity conservation, Agricultural and livestock diversity conservation, Response to external threat

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAs-
Decision Making BodyResource users , Others → Council of multiple villages , Fisherman's union
Rules and RegulationsFormal
Community activities through the year-

Legal and Other Recognitions

Legal and Other Recognitions
Legal Status Protected Areas under WLPA → Wildlife sanctuary, CRZ-I Area
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 OwnershipGovernment owned → Forest Department, Contested
Other Recognised Status Ramsar site
Sacred Landscape-

Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and SubsistenceFish
Social Impacts-
Ecological ImpactGood diversity and population of wildlife, Good diversity of crops, livestock, fish
Internal Threats and ChallengesInternal differences and inequities, Conflict with other communities, Over-harvesting from within the community
External Threats and ChallengesUnwanted development pressures, Mega-development projects

Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceFrom publicly available sources
Year of Study2001

References and Glossary

References and Glossary

Multimedia, News and Updates

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