Panamaram heronry set to get a new lease of life
Ecology and Environment
4th Nov, 2022
Panamaram heronry is set to get a fresh lease of life, thanks to the intervention of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) and the Panamaram grama panchayat.
What is Panamaram heronry?
- It is the largest breeding ground of different species of herons in the Malabar region.
- The heronry, formed on a sandbank on the Panamaram river, is a breeding ground for nine species of waterbirds.
- The heronry, situated on a small islet on the Kabani river, is a breeding ground for many globally threatened water bird species
- It is a haven for globally threatened waterfowls, including the black headed-ibis, purple heron, large egret, median egret, little egret, pond heron, night heron, and little cormorant.
- The site is also the only location in State where the cattle egret breeds.
- The Malabar region, is an area of southern India lying between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.
- Malabar covers the geographical area, north of the Bharathapuzha, stretching over parts of Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala.