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Flamingos to mangroves, this first-of-its-kind map shows Mumbai's wild side

The map seeks to make Mumbai's youth aware about its rich biodiversity through a campaign called Biodiversity By The Bay

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Mumbai | wildlife | Haji Ali dargah

Geetanjali Krishna  |  New Delhi 



Mumbai, wildlife, map, biodiversity, Purpose Climate Lab, Biodiversity By The Bay
The map is a part of a project designed by Purpose Climate Lab, an international agency that creates and supports movements towards a just and habitable world

Flamingos in wetlands, mangroves sheltering the coastline, weird scorpions in the shrubbery and intertidal spaces rich in marine life – a first-of-its-kind map of shows its wild side, highlighting hidden aspects of the maximum city. Who knew that threatened species such as the Indian Ocean humpback dolphins live in the waters near Haji Ali; or there are finless porpoises in the waters around Gateway of India; and olive ridley turtles near Vasai Creek? Or that Chowpatty, Carter Road and Juhu Beach aren’t just places humans frequent but are also intertidal hotspots (complex marine ecosystems developed over millennia where land and sea meet, between the high and low tide zones)?

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First Published: Fri, November 27 2020. 06:10 IST

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