Parappa Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala – Information

Parappa is one of the well known Wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala. It is located in Kanhangad range of Chervathur city. The Kanhangad range is the home of many wild species including jungle cats, turtles, peacock, horn bill and many others. 
The forest area also have many medical plants, the whole jungle is covered by green fragmented trees and many herbal plants.

Location– about 22 km east of Chervathur town

Area – 2 km2     

The sanctuary host numbers of endangered species, some of them are following-

  • Malabar horn bill
  • Peacock
  • Jungle cat
  • slender loris  

Major threats for This sanctuary: –

The state government is working on the issue of poaching and illegal hunting that are the directly affecting the wildlife of this sanctuary. Here are some other threats of Parappa wildlife sanctuary.
  • Illegal tree cutting
  • Intrusion
  • Animal hunting
Why we need to conserve the sanctuary: –
Kerala is one of the best tourism destinations of India. The sanctuary is blessed by rich trees and medical plants, the nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers frequently visit these places. The beauty of sanctuary lies on its rich flora and fauna and to make it beautiful for a long time is the duty of everyone. 

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