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Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary East Godavari District Of Andhra Pradesh

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary situated in Andhra Pradesh, India.  Coringa Wildlife sanctuary is located 18km from the port city Kakinada, on the Kakinada-Yanam state highway, nestling on the deltaic branches of Gouthami and Godavari Rivers at Kakinada Bay.It is located between 16°-30' to 17°-00' N latitudes and 82°-14' to 82°-23'E longitudes.The sanctuary is a part of the Godavari estuary and has extensive Mangrove and Dry Deciduous Tropical Forest.About half of the area is the backwater, which include a sand pit of 18km stretch. The rivers Coringa and Gaderu and their deltic branches intersect the region, along with other water channels. This forms about 335.7 square km of marsh vegetation.

Flora : The Sanctuary in the estuary of river godavari has rich mangrove vegetation.[ At present there are thirty five species of plants belonging to twenty four families.The plant species that are commonly found are Avicennia officinalis, Avicennia …