Activists Gear up to Save Ennore Creek

CHENNAI: The sprawling mudflats and isolated mangroves of the Ennore Creek ecosystem are shaping up to be the potential site of a battle between eco-activists and the Kamarajar Port Trust. Several of Chennai’s environmentalists have come out strongly against the ongoing reclamation of portions of area by the port. Activists allege that the reclamation of land along the Buckingham Canal and the Kosathalaiyar River is illegal, destructive of the Creek’s ecology, and being done without requisite clearances from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). Continue reading

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