Distory; reco9nies the lake as a potential site or Ramsar Site and makin9 eorts or reco9nition as Ramsar Site. <he lake is ery rich in +iodiersity and ecolo9ical entity supportin9 00 species o a?uatic and terrestrial Birds, A' species o ish, - species o pra2n and 0 species o cra+s. #t also supports lar9e extent or +iales and oysters. <he 2ater is rich in phytoplankton and ooplankton. <he lake is rich in silica, 9ypsum, lime shell and other mineral deposits. #t also possesses man9roes and other littoral plants alon9 shore and tropical dry eer9reen orests. <he ake is also supportin9 mammals and reptiles such as 5ild +oar, !ackal, !un9le Cat, Fox, Monitor iard,
, Co+ra, Russell 2iper kraits etc. "s the ake is rich in Biodiersity and ecolo9ical entity, 4A illa9es :-A island illa9es and (0 adjoinin9 illa9es; depend on the lake directly or indirectly or their lielihood. "+out 0 +ird species 2ere recorded in the lake. ar9e populations o mi9ratory and resident +irds isit the lake. <he lake is ery important and major ora9in9 9round or lamin9os. "+out -',000 9reater lamin9os :
; and lesser lamin9os :
; :isit this ake or eedin9 rom 6cto+er to March rom 3reat Rann o Kutch their +reedin9 place. #n addition to lamin9os lar9e num+er o painted stork :
; and a+out (,00,000 ducks :
; are recorded in %ecem+er 0-. #t is an important and major ora9e 9round or the threatened species or Spot +illed )elicans and also the +irds nestin9 in the $elapattu Sanctuary 2hich is one o the lar9est )elicanory in South and South ast "sia. Besides it is also Fora9e 9round or Spot +illed )elicans and )ainted Storks o Sriharikota nestin9 Colony.<he 9oernment o #ndia has issued a 3aette notiication on -Ath Septem+er, 0-( :3.S.R. A4-:; or the construction o %u9arajapatnam Major )ort in the $ellore district 2hich is located in the northern side o the )ulicat ake.
The proposed entire 5000 acres land for the major port is part of the sanctuary and its Eco sensitive Zone.
<he %u9arajupatnam major port location is not only in the sanctuary area +ut also it is ery near to the ollo2in9 existin9 ports. <he proposed %u9arajupatnam is at a distance o