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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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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

Geetanjali Krishna New Delhi
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 Mumbai 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 wildlife hotspots (complex marine ecosystems developed over millennia where

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First Published: Nov 27 2020 | 6:10 AM IST

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