Supporting Urban Sustainability. Presentation by Team Kozhikode April 26, 2013. Kozhikode or Calicut: An intro. Historically important – known as the City of Spices – a major trading point for eastern spices since Middle Ages Arab trade hub since at least 7 th century
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April 26, 2013
How do we collaborate for effective conservation of Kottuli Wetland and Canoli Canal
for the benefit of all?
Awetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. Primarily, the factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation that is adapted to its unique soil conditions: Wetlands consist primarily of hydric soil, which supports aquatic plants.
20 water birds species
2 species of birds associated with water
3 species of birds associated with water logged weeds
9 species of land birds 11 species of fishes
1 species of prawn
1 crab species
7 mangrove species
2o mangrove associates
Other common species of trees, bushes, grass, etc.
A heavily polluted part of the wetlands
Buildings by the side of the canal
Heavy vegetation by the side of the canal