It is aimed at attracting nature lovers and tourists
25 per cent discount being offered
Pollachi: The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala abutting the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve near Pollachi has unveiled a slew of eco-tourism monsoon packages to attract nature lovers and tourists.

G. Prabhakaran
Forest Department to seek State government

PALAKKAD: The Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary will be declared the second tiger reserve in the state by the end of the financial year with the task of identifying and notifying the core and buffer areas nearing completion by next month.

PALAKKAD: Is the Forest Department planning to hand over the 351.36-acre Thoothampara Estate in Nelliampathy to the Plantation Corporation of Kerala with the ulterior aim of weakening its case legally? This may lead to the estate landing back in the hands of private estate owners.

D Daniel Raj, Coimbatore
It was spotted only twice earlier

PALAKKAD: The Government will initiate steps to declare the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary as the second tiger reserve in the State by the end of the current financial year, according to Forest Minister Benoy Viswom.

The Minister was speaking after flagging off the four safari buses to the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary at a function held in Aanapady on Tuesday.

He said that the first reserve was the Periyar sanctuary.

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is characterized by a rich diversity of ethnomedicinal plants and a rich heritage of traditional medicine practices. The present study showed that 139 species of plants belonging to 51 different families were used in tribal medicine of this region. However, 27 per cent of medicinal plants of this region are under different categories of threat.