Kadavur Slender Loris sanctuary


  • India’s first slender loris habitat in Karur, Dindigul districts of Tamil Nadu notified.

  • The government notified ‘Kadavur slender loris sanctuary’ under Section 26 (A)(1)(b) of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

About Slender Loris

  • Slender lorises are small nocturnal mammals and are arboreal in nature, as they spend most of their life on trees.
  • The species has a wide range of ecological role and importance to play in the terrestrial eco system.

    slender loris
    Photo Credit: The Hindu (Kalyan Varma)
  • Acts as a biological predator to pests of agricultural crops and benefits farmers.
  • Protection
    • IUCN: Endangered
    • Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972: Schedule I

Back to Basics

  • In significant steps towards conservation of wildlife,
    • Tamil Nadu government notified India’s first Dugong Conservation Reserve in Palk Bay,
    • Kazhuveli bird sanctuary in Villupuram and Nanjarayan Tank birds sanctuary in Tiruppur and the State’s fifth elephant reserve at Agasthyamalai in Tirunelveli.
    • Further, 13 wetlands across the State were declared as Ramsar sites.

Source: TH

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