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Mumbai moves to protect its flamingos

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The idea of flocks of long-legged pink birds descending on megacity Mumbai seems almost surreal - yet every year, Thane Creek in the city's east witnesses the migration of some 30,000 flamingos. The area is already rich in avian life, mudflats and mangrove forests - so much so, that it has now been declared a sanctuary. But Mumbai's explosive urban growth poses tough challenges when it comes to preserving the sensitive eco-zone.

A film by Sonia Phalnikar

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Length
6:28 Minutes

Country
India

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