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Mathikettan Shola National Park

Mathikettan Shola National Park, Udumbanchola, Idukki, is located in the high ranges of Southern Western Ghats, in the north-east part of Cardamom Hills. It was constituted in the year 2003 and has an extent of 1281.74 hectares. The forest patches of the Park are the last remnants of the original forests of the Cardamom Hill Reserve. The unique vegetation and climactic conditions support many endemic species of flora and fauna. The unique montane [...]

Anamudi Shola National Park

The Munnar Wildlife division includes Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Shola National Parks. Of these, Anamudi Shola National Park, located in Devikulam, Idukki, was constituted in the year 2003. It is located in the high ranges of the Southern Western Ghats and is only 33 km2 in size. Anamudi Shola has the largest Shola Forest patch of South India and provides the perfect opportunity to study the biodiversity of [...]

Pampadum Shola National Park

The Munnar Wildlife division includes Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Shola National Parks. Among these protected areas, the Pambadum Shola National Park was formed in the year 2003 and has an area of just 11.69 km2. It is located in Devikulam taluk, Idukki, and lies in the eastern portion of the high ranges of the Southern Western Ghats. It is a watershed area for the streams that supply water [...]

Kottiyoor Wildlife Sactuary

Constituted in 2011, Kottiyoor Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kannur district, Kerala. The sanctuary is contiguous to the Aralam wildlife sanctuary in the north and is contiguous to the sanctuaries in Karnataka. On the other side, it is contiguous to the sanctuaries like Wayanad and Brahmagiri on the Wayanad slope. Therefore, it plays an important role in the metapopulation management of larger mammals like gaur, elephants, and tigers. It is a watershed [...]

Aralam wildlife sanctuary

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, lovingly called the ‘Land of the Butterflies’, is the northern most protected area of Kerala. It was constituted in the year 1984 and is located in Kannur district. It forms the watershed area of Cheenkannipuzha and Urittipuzha, the tributaries of Valapattanam River, the main source of water for Kannur district.  FloraThe major vegetation types of the sanctuary are:West coast tropical evergreen forestWest coast tropical semi evergreen forestSouth Indian [...]

Shendurney wildlife sanctuary

A part of the Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the Western Ghats. Located in Thenmala, Pathanapuram taluk of Kollam district, Kerala, with a notified area of 171 sq.km., the sanctuary was established in the year 1984. It derives its name from the local name (Chenkurinji) of an endemic tree - Gluta travancorica.   Type of forests:Vegetation of the area could [...]

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