Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
|Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
A view of Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary during summer
|Area||526.96 km2 (203.46 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Government of India,
Karnataka Forest Department
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area located in the Mandya, Chamarajanagar and Ramanagar districts of Karnataka. The Cauvery River passes through its midst. It was established in 1987.
It has an semi-arid climate.Where the average temperatures are a minimum of 25°C.The rainfall is between 60–100 cm.
Biology and ecology
The main species of trees that can be found in this sanctuary are Terminalia Arjuna and Jambul.The other species of trees that are found are Tamarindus indica, Mangifera indica, Hardwickia binata Acacia amata and sever species of acacia, feronia and ficus trees.
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