Kolleru Lake

  • It is largest fresh water lake in Andhra Pradesh, India
  • It is located between Krishna and Godavari deltas.
  • It spans into two districts of Andhra Pradesh- Krishna and West Godavari.
  • It was declared as wildlife sanctuary in November 1999 under Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, and designated wetland of international importance in November 2002 under Ramsar Convention.
  • It is important habitat for resident and migratory birds, including the grey or spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis). Many birds migrate here in winter, such as Siberian crane, ibis, and painted storks.
  • Why in news? Major portion of the lake has dried up

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