Chincholi Forest In Karnataka Becomes A Sanctuary

Chincholi forest in Gulbarga, Karnataka, has now become Chincholi Wildlife Sanctuary. The state government has notified an area of 14,958 hectares of forest land in Chincholi taluk as a wildlife sanctuary, and thus Chincholi becomes the state’s 21st wildlife sanctuary. The Principal Chief Conservator has asked the DCF to prepare a management plan for the sanctuary as per the guidelines of the Indian Wildlife Association. The notification declares that the forest area has rich natural canopy cover. Chincholi is the first dry land wildlife sanctuary in South India. The Deputy Conservator of Forest said that 150-200 hectares in Sangapur village over which Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh were locked in a dispute, were not included in the sanctuary.

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