Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary

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Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary
Talakaveri valley.jpg
Designation Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Kodagu district, Karnataka, South India
Nearest City Madikeri Cherupuzha(Kerala)
Coordinates 12°20′N 75°30′E / 12.333°N 75.500°E / 12.333; 75.500
Area 105 km²[1]
Date of Establishment 1987[1]
Visitation Unknown
Governing Body Karnataka Forest Department
IUCN category Not categorized

Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka state of South India. It is located in Kodagu district and is spread over 105 km². It borders with Ranipuram hills and Kottencheri hills in Kasarkod district of Kerala. There is a passage way for jeep from talacauvery to pulingome (near cherupuzha) which is the easiest way from talacauvery to kerala but passengers are not allowed to travel via this way without the permission of forest department.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Albizia lebbeck, Artocarpus lakoocha, Dysoxylum malabaricum and Mesua ferrea' are some of the species of flora found here. Clawless otter, Asiatic Elephant, Bengal tiger, Stripe-necked mongoose and mouse deer are some of the animal species found here. Fairy bluebird, Malabar trogon and Broadbilled roller are some of the avian species found.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kumara, HN & Sinha, A (2007) Impact of local hunting on abundance of large mammals in three protected areas of the Western Ghats, Karnataka. Technical Report. Submitted to Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation, UK. PDF