Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary UPSC NOTE

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  • The Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Bargur Hills, Erode district, will serve as a protected corridor for the movement of tiger and elephants from the Western Ghats to the Eastern Ghats

  • The Tamil Nadu government has declared 80,114.80 hectares of reserve forests in Bargur Hills in Erode district, as the Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. 

  • This stretch of protected forests, links the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve with Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary, and has been notified as the 18th wildlife sanctuary in the State.

  • The announcement about the setting up of the sanctuary was first made in the 2023 State Budget.

Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located in the Erode district of Tamil Nadu, India.

  • It was notified by the Government of Tamil Nadu in March 2023 and is the 18th wildlife sanctuary in the state. 

  • The sanctuary is named after E. V. Ramasamy, also known as Thanthai Periyar, a social reformer and Dravidian politician from Tamil Nadu. 

  • The sanctuary covers an area of 80,567 hectares (311.07 sq mi) and includes reserve forest areas in Anthiyur, Bargur, Thattakarai, and Chennampatti.

  • The sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, tigers, leopards, gaurs, sloth bears, and spotted deer.

  • The sanctuary is also home to a number of bird species, including peacocks, hornbills, and kingfishers.



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