Bav Talao Wetland

WETLAND 6072 | TALUKA: KUDAL

Seasonal Area (Ha)6.72
Permanent Area (Ha)0.87
Lat, Long16.048735, 73.763364
JurisdictionPrivate landholder

Wetland type: Inland, Permanent freshwater lake, marshes, Shrub-dominated wetlands, Tree-dominated wetlands

Violations Reported: 02

Bav Talao Wetland Map

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

  • Source of water for agriculture
  • Buffering communities from extreme events as floods and storms
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Water purification
  • Acts as a sink for sediments
  • Habitat for noteworthy animal species

CULTURAL & SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE

Traditional old ant hill temple of Sateri. The architecture, as well as the interior, is very traditional. Ethnographical reports of the last hundred years suggest that anthill worship is an ancient cult that survives in many parts of India up to the present day. The cult once occupied a central place in Vedic and Hindu religion, and from at least as early as the first millennium B.C., and probably earlier, it has figured prominently – if somewhat incomprehensibly – in rituals associated with all the critical events of human life, including birth, marriage, sickness, and death. Anthills have also played an important part in the consecration of temples, the warding-off of evil, ritual destruction of an enemy, calling divine witness, and securing material prosperity  

BIO-DIVERSITY STUDY

Number of species spotted at location by our expert team

FLORA SPECIES

143

FAUNA SPECIES

69

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BRIEF DOCUMENTATION REPORT

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FLORA FAUNA CHECKLIST