Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary


Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary

Kanyakamar Wildlife Sanctuary is a km2 to mi2|402.4|abbr=yes protected area in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu South India declared in February 2008. The area is a tiger habitat.

Geography

This area at the extreme end of the Western Ghats is contiguous with Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve on the north, Tirunelveli district, to the east, Kodayaru and Thovaalai canal to the south and Kerala to the West. It covers five territorial forest ranges including Boothapundi, Alagipandiapuram, Kulasekaram, Vellimalai and Kaliyal.

Wildlife

The area is a wildlife corridor with high biodiversity, and in addition to tigers, is home to the threatened species :Indian Bison, elephant,] Indian Rock Python, Lion-tailed Macaque, Mouse deer, Nilgiri Tahr and Sambar deer.

Habitation

There are a few tribal villages in the sanctuary and adjoining reserve forests. [Koteswaran C.S. quoting Dr. V. N. Singh Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife)(26/2/2008) "Kanyakumari Gets Sanctuary", Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, front page]

Visitor information

Contact: DISTRICT FOREST OFFICER,KANYAKUMARI DIVISION, 175, COLLEGE ROAD, MUNICIPALITY CAMPUS,NAGERCOIL 629 001Phone : 04652-232205e-mail : dfokkm@tn.nic.in & kkforestdiv@yahoo.co.in [Tamil Nadu Forest Deptartment [http://www.forests.tn.nic.in/WildBiodiversity/ws_kws.html Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary] ]

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