Rom and Zai Whitaker established
the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust in 1976 with a
specific goal of breeding the crocodile population of the Mugger .
The 2.70 km² CHENNAI - Guindy National Park, is unique in more ways than
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Lake is at an altitude of 122 m. This Bird Sanctuary established in
1858 in an area of 70 acres, is 85 kms from Chennai
It is located at an elevation of 1140 mts at the tri point junction of the States
of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
This is 35 kms from Thoothukudi on the Tirunelveli Thoothukudi highway in the Srivaikundam
Tauk and located on an isolated Hilly area measuring 64 acres
Gulf Of Manner Marine National Park
This Marine park of Mannar spreads along 560 Km stretch between Rameswaram and Tuticorin.
It is lying within the Bio Sphere of Mannar
Viralimalai Sanctuary is 30 kms Tiruchirpalli and 40 kms from Pudukottai.The Viralimalai
is a Bird Sanctuary, particularly a natural sanctuary of peacocks.
It is around 70 kms from Nagapattinam and 11Kms from Vedaranyam.Point Calimere Wildlife
Sanctuary was created in 1967 for conservation of Blackbuck.
Short 45 Kms drive from Udhagamandalam, martenspread over an area 79 km on the south
eastern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau.
Indira Gandhi National Sanctuary
There is a 30 Km wide gap [big break in the Western Ghat mountain range] between
the Nilgiri Hills to the north and the Anamalai Hills
There is nothing to differentiate this sanctuary from the Kalakkadu Sanctuary, except
for the absence of the Elephant and the Gaur.
It is 22 kms from Ottapidaram of Tuticorin District. Mayurm means peacock in local
language andThottam means Garden
It is the 17th Tiger Reserve in India and the only one in Tamil Nadu, was declared
as a Tiger Reserve in 1988.
Located at Srivilliputtur at an altitude that varies from 100 m to 200m.