Shola forests of Kerala environment and biodiversity

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Published by Kerala Forest Dept., Kerala Forest Research Institute in Thiruvananthapuram, Peechi .

Written in English

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  • India,
  • Kerala.


  • Shola forests -- India -- Kerala.,
  • Biological diversity conservation -- India -- Kerala.,
  • Forest management -- India -- Kerala.,
  • Forest ecology -- India -- Kerala.

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Contributed articles.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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Statementeditors, K.K.N. Nair, S.K. Khanduri, K. Balasubramanyan.
ContributionsNair, K. K. N., Khanduri, S. K., Balasubramanyan, K., Kerala (India). Forest Dept., Kerala Forest Research Institute.
LC ClassificationsSD224.K47 S46 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 453 p. :
Number of Pages453
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3710186M
ISBN 108185041253
LC Control Number2003308019

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In the beginning of the 19 th century 75% of Kerala was under. The book is organised into 18 chapters dealing with different aspects of shola or Southern mountain wet temperate forests of Kerala, like vegetation, flora, fauna, soil, water and management issues related to this specialised tropical ecosystem having affinities with temperate forests.

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“ Silent valley national park is one of the last undisturbed tracts of South Western Ghats mountain rain forests and tropical moist evergreen forest in India. “ Located in the Western Ghats, the forests are also a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and are famous for its vast collection of flora and fauna.

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By taking into account the distribution pattern of certain charactristic species, which reflect the climatic variations, the forests are further subdivided into.

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It is estimated that there are about 4, species of flowering plants in the Western Ghats and 3, of them occur in Kerala. INSECT FAUNA OF THE SHOLA FORESTS OF MUNNAR AND WYNAD [Final Report of the Research Project KFRI//98; April - March ] George Mathew K. Mohanadas Division of Entomology Kerala Forest Research Institute Peechi -Kerala, India February, Kerala's breathtaking beauty has wooed travellers from all over the globe.

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Pampadum Shola National Park is the smallest national park in Kerala state, South India. The park is administered by the Kerala Department of Forests and Wildlife, Munnar Wildlife Division, together with the nearby Mathikettan Shola National Park, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Shola National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kurinjimala Sanctuary.

Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Mathikettan Shola National Park is between other national reserve forests such as Eravikulam National Park and Pampadam Shola National Park. Established initially to encourage cardamom plantation, it was declared as a national park in to protect the environment, and it's ecology, flora and wildlife.

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Because of the wealth this land possessed, people of various countries, religions and races arrived, for trade. A survey of the shola forests in the State has been proposed by the government to “protect and conserve the biodiversity” of these forests.

A grant of ₹5 crore has been allocated for on: Kasturi Building, Anna Salai,Mount Road, Chennai,Tamil Nadu. Kerala's shola forests: Southern wet temperate forests are found in Kerala along the crest of Western Ghats in Palakkad, Wayanad, Idukki and Thiruvananthapuram districts.

They occur at an altitude of about metres above the sea level or higher. The windward mountains of Eastern Kerala enclose tropical wet as well as dry forests of Western rosewood, mullumurikku, anjili and caussia other thousand species of trees are found.

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Shola forests are found in the higher altitude hill regions of the Nilgiris, Kanyakumari district, the Western Ghats and associated ranges in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Although generally said to occur above meters above sea level, shola forests can be found at meters elevation in many hill ranges (e.g.

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