Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary (KWLS)
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- A team of researchers and the forest department have found a rare bioluminescent mushroom in the Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary (KKWLS).
Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, declared in 2008.
- The area is a tiger habitat.
- Seven rivers originate in the forest including the Thamirabarani River and Pahrali River.
- Several new species of plants, amphibians and insects discovered here are found nowhere else, making it an endemic region.
- The area is a wildlife corridor with high biodiversity, and in addition to tigers, is home to the threatened species: Indian bison, elephant, Indian rock python, lion-tailed macaque, mouse deer, Nilgiri tahr and sambar deer.
- The Arasu Rubber Corporation had destroyed 12,000 acres of forest land to promote rubber estates. This triggered wide protests among the locals and environmentalists.
- Another incident was the uprooting of 20,000 forest trees in the guise of clearing the damage caused due to Cyclone Ockhi. This caused anthropogenic disturbance.
Q. Consider the following statements with reference to Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary:
1.The area is a tiger habitat.
2. Thamirabarani River and Pahrali River originates from it.
3.Here, the Arasu Rubber Corporation had destroyed 12,000 acres of forest land to promote rubber estates.
How many of the above statements are correct?
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) All 3
Answer: C) All 3