Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary

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Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
പീച്ചി- വാഴാനി വന്യജീവി സങ്കേതം
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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A view of Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary from Peechi Dam
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LocationThrissur taluk Thrissur District, Kerala, India
Nearest city Thrissur
Coordinates 10°28′52″N76°26′46″E / 10.481°N 76.446°E / 10.481; 76.446 Coordinates: 10°28′52″N76°26′46″E / 10.481°N 76.446°E / 10.481; 76.446 [1]
Area125 km2 (48 sq mi)
Established1958
www.peechi.org

Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary headquartered in Peechi, Thrissur District of Kerala, India. The sanctuary was established in 1958 consisting of Palappilli- Nelliyampathi forests including the area of Chimmony Wildlife sanctuary and is the second oldest sanctuary in Kerala. [2] [3] [4]

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-third largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

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References

  1. "Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary". protectedplanet.net.[ permanent dead link ]
  2. "32 rare birds sighted in Thrissur forests". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 17 November 2006. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  3. "Human greed makes winged guests feel unwelcome". The Indian Express. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  4. "Dam Has Kerala Greens Up In Arms". Tehelka. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2011.