Tamil Nadu notifies India’s first Slender Loris sanctuary

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Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary— India’s first Slender Loris Sanctuary— will come up in the forest area measuring 11,806 hectares from 7 blocks of Dindigul and Karur districts.


Chennai: Tamil Nadu has notified India’s first Slender Loris sanctuary, which will be set up in an expanse of over 11,000 hectares in Dindigul and Karur districts, on Wednesday. Chief Minister MK Stalin took to twitter to announce the notification exercise and called it yet another milestone in the state’s wildlife conservation efforts.

“Happy to announce that the Government of Tamil Nadu has notified India’s first “Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary” covering an area of 11,806 hectares in Karur & Dindigul Districts. The sanctuary will play an important role in conservation of Slender Loris and yet another milestone in TN’s conservation efforts (sic),” Stalin tweeted.

Slender Loris are small nocturnal mammals. They are arboreal in nature, as they spend most of their life on trees. The species acts as a biological predator to pests of agricultural crops and benefits farmers. The species has wide range of ecological role and importance to play in the terrestrial ecosystem. The species is listed as an endangered species as per the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The survival of the species depends on it’s habitat improvement, conservation efforts and mitigation of threats.


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