India's 38th Tiger Reserve Opens

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India’s 38th tiger reserve and Kerala’s second was Friday declared open by environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh. It would be known as the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.There has been a sharp decline in the number of tigers in India, with only 1,411 of them left, according to official estimates.

The tiger reserve was known as the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary when it was set up in 1973 in a 285-sq-km protected area in Chittur area of Palakkad.Another 358 sq km of forests were added, and the tiger reserve now has an area of 643 sq km.
It has a rich diversity of animal life. It also has a variety of trees, including teak, neem, sandalwood and rosewood.Kerala’s first tiger reserve — Periyar Tiger Reserve — is situated in Thekkadi in Idukki district.

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India's 38th Tiger Reserve Opens

capt.photo_1264186491233-1-0

India’s 38th tiger reserve and Kerala’s second was Friday declared open by environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh. It would be known as the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.There has been a sharp decline in the number of tigers in India, with only 1,411 of them left, according to official estimates.

The tiger reserve was known as the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary when it was set up in 1973 in a 285-sq-km protected area in Chittur area of Palakkad.Another 358 sq km of forests were added, and the tiger reserve now has an area of 643 sq km.
It has a rich diversity of animal life. It also has a variety of trees, including teak, neem, sandalwood and rosewood.Kerala’s first tiger reserve — Periyar Tiger Reserve — is situated in Thekkadi in Idukki district.

(source)

Kerala's Tiger Reserve To Open Soon

Kerala’s second tiger reserve will open by January or February , state forest minister Binoy Viswam said Sunday.
“All the formalities are over and the opening would take place either in January or February, depending on the availability of union environment minister Jairam Ramesh,” Viswam said.

“Over the last many months, we have been finalising the legalities for turning the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary into the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve,” Viswam said.The sanctuary was established in 1973 and is located over a 285-sq-km protected area in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala.

“To this area, we added another 358.662 sq km of forests and the tiger reserve would now have a total area of 643.662 sq km,” he said.The sanctuary has a rich diversity of animal life including 39 species of mammals, 16 species of amphibians, 268 species of birds, reptiles 61 species, fish 47 species, insects 1,049 species and butterflies 124 species.The sanctuary has a variety of trees mainly teak, neem, sandalwood and rosewood.

(source)

Kerala's Tiger Reserve To Open Soon

Kerala’s second tiger reserve will open by January or February , state forest minister Binoy Viswam said Sunday.
“All the formalities are over and the opening would take place either in January or February, depending on the availability of union environment minister Jairam Ramesh,” Viswam said.

“Over the last many months, we have been finalising the legalities for turning the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary into the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve,” Viswam said.The sanctuary was established in 1973 and is located over a 285-sq-km protected area in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala.

“To this area, we added another 358.662 sq km of forests and the tiger reserve would now have a total area of 643.662 sq km,” he said.The sanctuary has a rich diversity of animal life including 39 species of mammals, 16 species of amphibians, 268 species of birds, reptiles 61 species, fish 47 species, insects 1,049 species and butterflies 124 species.The sanctuary has a variety of trees mainly teak, neem, sandalwood and rosewood.

(source)