Anshi National Park

Kodthalli, KA - 581187

Type: Parks
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Anshi National Park is a protected area located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India. Established in 1987, the park covers an area of approximately 340 square kilometers and is part of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rich biodiversity.

Anshi National Park, along with the adjoining Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, forms one of the largest protected areas in the region, encompassing diverse ecosystems such as tropical forests, evergreen forests, bamboo groves, and grasslands. The park is characterized by rugged terrain, steep hills, and numerous streams and rivers, including the Kali River, which flows through the area.

The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including several endangered and endemic species. Some of the mammals found in Anshi National Park include the Bengal tiger, Indian elephant, Indian bison (gaur), sloth bear, leopard, and various species of deer and primates. The park is also known for its rich birdlife, with over 200 species of birds recorded, including the Malabar pied hornbill, great Indian hornbill, and Malabar trogon.

As a protected area, Anshi National Park plays a crucial role in the conservation of biodiversity and the preservation of natural habitats. The park is managed by the Karnataka Forest Department and is part of the larger Anshi-Dandeli Tiger Reserve, which aims to protect and conserve the region's tiger population and its habitat.

Overall, Anshi National Park offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty and wilderness of the Western Ghats while contributing to conservation efforts and sustainable tourism practices. With its diverse ecosystems, abundant wildlife, and stunning landscapes, Anshi National Park is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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