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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES, ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS IN KERALA


The forest area of Kerala state is part of western ghat is exceptionally high level of biological diversity and endemism. It is recognized as one of the world’s eight “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity. The district wise wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and zoos are as follows-

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo (Trivandrum Zoo)

Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute, Trivandrum

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thiruvananthapuram

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Thiruvananthapuram

Idukki

Anamudi Shola National Park, Idukki

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki (www.chinnar.org/)

Eravikulam National Park, Idukki (www.eravikulam.org/)

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Kurinjimala Sanctuary, Idukki

Mathikettan Shola National Park, Idukki

Pampadum Shola National Park, Idukki

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki (www.periyartigerreserve.org/)

Thrissur

Peechi - Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrissur

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrissur

Thrissur Zoo and Museum

Wayanad

Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad

Pakshipathalam Forest, Wayanad

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Kannur

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kannur (http://www.aralam.com/)

Palakkad

Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad (http://silentvalley.gov.in/)

Mayiladumpara Peacock Sanctuary, Palakkad

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Palakkad (www.parambikulam.org/)

Choolannur Pea Fowl Sanctuary, Palakkad

Malampuzha Garden, Palakkad

Kozhikode

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kozhikode

Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kozhikkode (www.malabarsanctuary.org/)

Ernakulam

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Kochi (www.mangalavanam.org/)

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam

Kanyakumari

Elephant Rehabilitation centre, Kappukadu (www.elephantcentre.kerala.gov.in/)

Kottayam

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kottayam

Alappuzha

Pathiramanal Island, Alappuzha

Kollam

Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, Kollam (http://shendurney.com/)

Kerala Forest Department - (www.forest.kerala.gov.in)

Kerala forest department looks after the protection, conservation and agronomy of forest protected area vivid wildlife species.

Eco Tourism in Kerala

To explore the ecotourism possibilities in Kerala, a host of products have been developed by Kerala government with involvement of the local community. To explore more information about various eco tourism options, visit www.ecotourismkeralam.org or www.kfdcecotourism.com.

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