Eco-restoration Project for Kinnersani Sanctuary in Telangana

Date: March 20, 2015

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Wildlife Management of Palvancha declared eco-restoration project for Kinnersani Sanctuary in Telangana

The eco-restoration project for Kinnersani Sanctuary will be implemented in 716 hectares of land with an estimated cost of 60 lakh rupees.The objective of the project is to reverse the ecological damages caused by human intervention in the area and restore the degraded ecosystem in the sanctuary.In order to restore the ecology of Kinnersani Sanctuary, a total of 26 deer had been shifted from three different deer parks to the eco-restoration project site and are being released into the wild in a phased manner in strict adherence to the safety precautions and rules in force.

Kinnersani Sanctuary-  Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Khammam district, Telangana. The wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 635.40 km2 (157,010 acres) with the picturesque Kinnerasani Lake with densely forested islands in the middle of the sanctuary.

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The sanctuary is the homeland for animals like Cheetal, Chinkara, Chousinghas, Sambar, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Hyena, Jackals, Panthers, Sloth Bear, Tigers and Black Bucks. The varieties of birds like Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Quails, Partridges, Teals, Nuktas, Spoonbills and Doves are the common birds in the sanctuary.