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                                        IBA CODE: IN-KA-24
   

HABITATS: Tropical secondary scrub/dry deciduous forest 

JURISDICTION: Karnataka Forest Department 

IBA CRITERIA: 
  • A1 (Threatened species/vulnerable)
Oriental White-backed Vulture Gyps bengalensis 
                Long billed Vulture Gyps indicus 
                Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus 
  • A2 (Secondary area : Southern Deccan plateau ) 
PROTECTION STATUS: Wildlife Sanctuary  


THREATS AND CONSERVATION ISSUES

OVERGRAZING: Persistant
Surrounding villages are entirely depending on this forest for their livestock grazing 

ILLEGAL MINING: Persistant 
Sand and boulders mining could not be stopped

ENCROACHMENT: Persistant 

FIREWOOD/TIMBER COLLECTION: Persistant 
Patrolling, Cattle preventing trenches, demarking the forest and agricultural fields has not improved the situation