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In India’s oldest avian sanctuary, Vedanthangal, a pollution-free vision turns toxic

About an hour’s drive from Chennai lies India’s oldest avian sanctuary, Vedanthangal, which offers a haven to an estimated 40,000 birds every year during the post-monsoon season between October and February.The core area of the sanctuary is about 30 hectares – the size of about 56 football fields – and is surrounded by the Pudupattu lake, which links to smaller bodies of water that flow around grassy mud islands that are home to lush shrubs, paddy fields and trees with large canopies…


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