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KARIMPUZHA SANCTUARY COMES INTO BEING

Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology, Prelims

Why in news?

Establishment Karimpuzha Wildlife Sanctuary makes it the18th wildlife sanctuary in the State is spread over an area of 227.97 sq km.

Highlights

  • The Karimpuzha sanctuary will comprise the new Amarambalam reserve forest and Vadakkekotta vested forest.
  • It is expected that the new sanctuary would help lift the living conditions of the local people, including tribal people.
  • More employment would be created through ecotourism projects.
  • The Manjeri colony of the primitive Cholanaikar tribes has been exempted from the sanctuary.
  • It borders the Mukkuruthi National Park in the south and the Silent Valley National Park buffer zone in the northeast.
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-Source: Hindustan Times

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