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Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary recognised as Tamil Nadu’s 17th Wildlife Sanctuary

Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary: The Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu has been recognised as the state’s 17th Wildlife Sanctuary. In order to create a vast, continuous network of wildlife protection areas, Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary would link Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu with Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in adjacent Karnataka.

Tamil Nadu’s 17th Wildlife Sanctuary: Key Points

  • The Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary has been established by the Tamil Nadu government in a section of the Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri reserve forests.
  • The Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary, which is now shared by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, would be next to the 686.406 sq. km.-large sanctuary, which will be a part of a protected landscape.
  • The 17th wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu was announced by the state’s chief minister, M.K. Stalin.
  • He added that this important step, combined with the goals of the TN Green Climate Company, will go a long way toward preserving the state’s rich biodiversity.

About Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary

The Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972’s Section 26-A was used to notify Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary. In order to create a vast, continuous network of wildlife protection areas, the sanctuary will link the Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu with the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in adjacent Karnataka. The Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Billigiri Rangaswamy Temple, Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, and Erode District all contribute to the landscape’s continued continuity with the Nilgiri Biosphere.

About the Species in Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 35 species of animals, 238 species of birds, Leith’s soft-shell turtles, smooth-coated otters, marsh crocodiles, and four-horned antelopes can be found in the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located in the reserve forest regions of the Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts.
  • Here you can also find Lesser Fish Eagles and Grizzled Giant Squirrels, two species wholly reliant on the Cauvery River and its riverine forest system.
  • These species must immediately have their habitat protected and focused conservation efforts made since they are red-listed.
  • The region is significant for its distinctive vegetation, wildlife, and ecology. In Southern India, it is also a crucial habitat for elephants.

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