Chundikulam Birds Sanctuary Resurrects & Open for Tourists
Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 03:56 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Jan 06 (SL-Army) Expanding facilities for nature lovers who wish to spend time with birds in Chundikulam natural habitat, an eco-friendly Holiday Resort was declared open on Tuesday (03) in close proximity to the Chundikulam bird sanctuary by the Commander Security Forces, Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.
Chundikulam Birds Sanctuary stretches over 49.2 sq km on the northeastern coast of the Jaffna peninsula. The landscape offers a charming spectacle of the nature and is inhabited by varieties of local and migrant birds.
From November to mid January one who travels across this birds� park can see different species of migrant birds and other seasonal ones, according to environmentalists. Some species fly here to lay and hatch their eggs since the temperature here is conducive for breeding.
Maduru Oya National Park is a national park of Sri Lanka, established under the Mahaweli development project and also acts as a catchment of the Maduru Oya Reservoir. The park was designated on 9 November 1983. Providing a sanctuary to wildlife, especially for elephants and protecting the immediate catchments of five reservoirs are the importance of the park. A community of Vedda people, the indigenous ethnic group of Sri Lanka lives within the park boundary in Henanigala.
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