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Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary declared as 18th Wildlife Sanctuary of TN

Published on February 03, 2024
Current Context: The Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has been declared as the 18th Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu.
Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary declared as 18th Wildlife Sanctuary of TN
  • This sanctuary is located in the Bargur Hills in Erode district.
  • It spans over 80,114.80 hectares of reserve forests and connects the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve with the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • This region is part of the corridor that connects the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) to the Male Mahadeshwara Hills Tiger Reserve and the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • It’s home to a number of tigers and is also part of the Nilgiris Elephant Reserve.
  • This sanctuary plays a crucial role in maintaining a viable tiger population and is a crucial source of water for agricultural activities.

Question:

Q.1 Where is the Thanthai Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary located?
a. Bargur Hills, Erode district
b. Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve
c. Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary
d. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

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