- Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary
Kanyakamar Wildlife Sanctuary is a km2 to mi2|402.4|abbr=yes
protected areain Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu South Indiadeclared in February 2008. The area is a tiger habitat.
This area at the extreme end of the
Western Ghatsis contiguous with Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserveon the north, Tirunelveli district, to the east, Kodayaru and Thovaalai canal to the south and Keralato the West. It covers five territorial forest ranges including Boothapundi, Alagipandiapuram, Kulasekaram, Vellimalai and Kaliyal.
The area is a
wildlife corridorwith 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 Tahrand Sambar deer.
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]
Contact: DISTRICT FOREST OFFICER,KANYAKUMARI DIVISION, 175, COLLEGE ROAD, MUNICIPALITY CAMPUS,NAGERCOIL 629 001Phone : 04652-232205e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com [Tamil Nadu Forest Deptartment [http://www.forests.tn.nic.in/WildBiodiversity/ws_kws.html Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary] ]
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