Kalakkad–Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve

Current Affairs

  • The researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) Tamil Nadu Wetland Mission are the first in the world to photograph the moth species Mimeusemia ceylonica.
  • Mimeusemia ceylonica is a moth species belonging to the subfamily Agaristinae and family Noctuidae.
  • KMTR is the only one tiger reserve in Tamilnadu and 17th tiger reserve in India. This was established in the year 1988.
  • This reserve is a mixture of three main sanctuaries Kalakad Sanctuary and Mundanthurai Sanctuary and a part of Kanyakumari Sanctuary.
  • It sprawls across an area of 895 Sq.KM. This Reserve has been identified as one among the Type-1 Tiger Conservation Units (TCU) and also classified as tropical moist evergreen forests.

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