Karimpuzha Wildlife Sanctuary (2nd October 2021, 6:00 PM)

Karimpuzha wildlife sanctuary is the 18th wildlife sanctuary in Kerala established on 3rd July 2020. This 227 sq-km wildlife park provides a continuous protected area linking Mukurthy National Park in Tamilnadu and Silent Valley National Park in Kerala.

Speaker: Dr. K. P. Rajesh

Assistant Professor, The Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode

Presentation Competition (3rd October 2021, 2:00 PM)

Topic: Conservation strategies for wildlife outside national parks and wildlife sanctuaries

Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks are protected environments with legal status for the conservation of biodiversity.

However, less than 40% area of the Western Ghats, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, falls within these protected areas. With major part of the ghats extending into Kerala, it becomes imperative that we understand the issues facing the conservation of the areas that lie outside the legal protection of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.

Students from various colleges in Kerala present their ideas about the wildlife conservation strategies outside the protected areas.

Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary (4th October 2021, 6:00 PM)

Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is part of Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, got its name from the Malayalam name senkurinji or Gluta travancorica, a species of plant in the family Anacardiaceae. The sanctuary was established in 1984 covering 171 sq-km located in Kollam district, Kerala.

Speaker: A. Shanavas

Deputy Conservator of Forests, Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department

Read more about Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary

Shola National Parks (5th October 2021, 6:00 PM)

Shola National Parks are three national parks in Idukki district, Kerala they are

  • Pampapadum Shola National Park
  • Anamudi Shola National Park
  • Mathikettan Shola National Park

Speaker: R Lekshmi

Assistant Conservator of Forests, Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department

Aralam and Kottiyoor Wildlife Sanctuaries (6th October 2021, 6:00 PM)

Aralam and Kottiyoor wildlife sanctuaries

Aralam and Kottiyoor are two wildlife sanctuaries in the Kannur district, Kerala.

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is the northernmost wildlife sanctuary of Kerala. It is 55 km2 (21 sq mi) in the area and is located on the western slope of the Western Ghats. It was established in 1984.

Kottiyoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Kottiyoor Wildlife Sanctuary is adjacent to the Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary with an area covering 30 sq-km.

Speaker: Nithin Divakar
Research Fellow, Kerala Forest Research Institute

Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary (7th October 2021, 6:00 PM)

Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located along the Western Ghats and spread across 74 square kilometers in  Koyilandy Taluk in Kozhikode, Kerala. The sanctuary is part of the western ghats, a biodiversity hotspot. It also comes under the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and forms a part of the Wayanad Elephant Reserve

Speaker: Dr. Muhammed Jafer Palot

Zoological Survey of India