Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
Maenama Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1987, covers an area of around 35 km², in the South Sikkim district, Sikkim, India. The literal meaning of maenam-la is “treasure-house of medicines”, and the flora of the sanctuary is rich in a number of plants of medicinal value. The first wildlife skywalk of India will be coming up in Maenam wildlife sanctuary, Sikkim. The State Government of Sikkim proposed to construct 22 km rope-way from Maenam sanctuary to skywalk which would be built on edge of Bhalleydhunga steep face. This will also have rain shelter as well as public conveniences. Maenam wildlife sanctuary in Sikkim is 65 km south from Gangtok, the capital of the state. It is a popular tourist destination as well. The environment ministry too has approved the proposal of Sikkim government for the first wildlife skywalk of India proposal that would cost 500 crore Rupees. This skywalk would be like the one in Grand Canyon in North America. The skywalk in Grand Canyon in North America gets more than 300000 visitors every year, in spite of opposition from the wild-lifers.
- An article named Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary in the Hindu dated 29 May 2006
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