Kudremukh National Park
- Kudremukh National Park is located in the Chikkamagaluru and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka.
- It stretches from the Narasimha Parvat in the north to the Jamalabad Fort in the south.
- It is the second-largest wildlife-protected area in the Western Ghats.
- It was established as a Reserved Forest in the year 1916.
- In 1987 it was declared a National Park.
- The Tunga, the Bhadra and the Nethravathi rivers originate from this national park.
- The famous Kadambi waterfalls are also located in the Kudremukh National Park.
- It has the single largest contiguous population of Lion Tailed Macaque (LTM) in the world, tropical wet evergreen forests, top three carnivores (Tiger, Leopard, and wild dogs)
- Vegetation: Dense forest cover primarily consists of semi-evergreen and evergreen trees.
- Rare flora on the edge of extinction, such as the Nilambur Cobra Lily and the South Indian Jewel Orchid, can be found here.
- In addition, there are many trees, including eucalyptus, acacia, silk oaks, casuarinas, and others.
- It houses a variety of wildlife such as the leopard, Malabar giant squirrel, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, jackal, mongoose, tiger, wild dog, common langur etc.
- It is home to a variety of birds, such as the Malabar trogon, Malabar whistling thrush, and the imperial pigeon.
Latest news about Kudremukh National Park
- 20 April 2023:
- Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) recently sought post-facto approval for submerging 700 acres of forest in the Kudremukh Range at the heart of Western Ghats about 20 years ago.