Suchindram Theroor Wetland Complex
- Site number:2492
- Area:94.2 ha
- Designation date:08-04-2022
- Coordinates:08°09'N 77°27'E
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The Site is part of the Suchindram-Theroor Manakudi Conservation Reserve and lies at the southern tip of the Central Asian Flyway. The Wetland Complex lies at the point of the Kodaiyar river drainage system where water stored in the Perunchanidam, Pechipparai and Kodaiyar reservoirs is released into a channel which drains thousands of ponds. The wetland comprises two man-made reservoirs, Theroor and Suchindram, that provide irrigation and habitat for wetland birds. It is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA); around 250 species of birds have been recorded, of which 53 are migratory, 12 endemic, and four threatened. The presence of at least 183 plant and animal species enables the reservoirs to provide crucial staging and foraging grounds for the birds. The extensive irrigation system was built and monitored from the ninth century, and supports the livelihoods of about 75% of the population of the wetland’s communities.
Commonly known as Suchindrum Eri & Theroor kulam; located at Kanniyakumari Dist. of Tamil Nadu State; is a Protected Area; declared as Conservation Reserve as per Sec 36 A of Wild Life Protection Act 1972; Env.& Forest Dept.,G.O.(Ms)No.41, Dated:19.3.2015
- National legal designation:
- Conservation Reserve - Suchindram Theroor Wetland Complex
- Last publication date:31-10-2022
Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)
Additional reports and documents
- Taxonomic lists of plant and animal species occurring in the site
- Site management plan