Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

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Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR), located in the Southern Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District and Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu.

Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

It is the second largest protected area in Tamil Nadu State. The Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve was formed in 1988 by combining Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary and Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary both that were established in 1962.

The maintenance of “Project Tiger” in Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve for fiscal year 2010-2011, at the cost of Rs. 19433,000, was accepted by the National Tiger Conservation Authority on 28 August 2010.

The reserve outlines the catchment area for 14 rivers and streams. Among these rivers and streams, the Ganga, Tambraparani, Ramanadi, Karayar, Servalar, Manimuthar, Pachayar, Kodaiyar, Gadananathi River, and Kallar form the backbone of the irrigation network and drinking water for the people of Tirunelveli, Turicorin and part of Kanyakumari District.

Seven major dams—Karaiyar, Lower Dam, Servalar, Manimuthar, Ramanadi, Gadananathi River and Kodaiyar owe their subsistence to these rivers.

The reserve spans a range of 40 to 1,800 m in elevation.  Agasthiyamalai is in the core zone of the reserve.

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