Research & Monitoring

Various studies have been carried out in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Most of the studies focus on ecological aspects. The studies were conducted on subjects like the Flora of the Sanctuary, natural salt licks of the area, plant diversity, habitat utilization of larger mammals (Jayson and Ramachandran, 1996) etc. Studies were also done on the cropping systems of the tribes, social- ethno botanical aspects (Nair, K.K.N and R.Jayakymar, 1998, 1999) etc. Some of these studies revealed the occurrence of rare and endangered fauna and flora like starred tortoise, saw scaled viper, rusty spotted cat, Albizia lathamii etc.

Continuous monitoring of flora and fauna has to be done and the same shall be incorporated in the plan.

Pictures from Camera trap