A biodiversity park to highlight importance of Tamil Nadu’s Sirumalai Hills
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The Government of Tamil Nadu is developing a Biodiversity Park in the Sirumalai Hill Range in Dindigul District.
Its main objective is to create awareness for sustainable management of ecologically sensitive areas.
The park is a nature preserve that shelters the region's natural heritage and has educational and cultural value, as well as enhances the quality of the environment.
Various biodiversity components such as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians etc. are found here.
Various types of flowering plants have been planted around the park and necessary irrigation facilities have been provided.
Combinations of pollinating plants have also been planned to attract butterflies and host plants.
About Sirumalai Hill
This hill is spread over an area of 60,000 acres in Dindigul district. They are situated at a height of 400 to 1,650 metres above sea level, at a distance of about 25 km from Dindigul city.
Highly disturbed scrub forests are found in the lower hill ranges, while tropical mixed dry deciduous forests are found in the middle hill ranges and semi-evergreen forests are found in the higher hill ranges. Many rare and endemic plant species are found in this mountain range.
Gaur, leopard, spotted deer, mouse deer, jackal, sloth bear, wild boar, Indian pangolin and many species of reptiles are found in this area.
What is Biodiversity Park
A Biodiversity Park is a unique forest landscape that establishes an ecological assemblage of native plant and wildlife species as biotic communities in an area. This park is a nature reserve area that preserves natural heritage.
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