Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • February 16, 2023
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Context:  Andhra Pradesh Forest Department is initiating a series of measures to develop the place and document the flora and fauna of the region.

About Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • The Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest located near Visakhapatnam, near Andhra Pradesh.
  • The sanctuary is a tropical deciduous forest with a canopy of tree cover of mixed composition along with scrubland and meadows.
  • It is bordered by Simhachalam hill range on the West and Gambheeram reservoir on the North-east.
  • Important species: 
    • Fauna: The indicator species is the Indian leopard. Other species found here are Indian clouded gecko, bulbuls, barbets, cuckoos, flycatchers, hornbills and leafbirds, starlings
    • Flora: Jamun tree, Red cutch tree, Teak,  Indigo tree, Rosewood, Neem.

Source: The Hindu

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Which of the following Protected Areas are located in Cauvery basin? (2020)

  1. Nagarhole National Park
  2. Papikonda National Park
  3. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
  4. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.2) Which of the following are the most likely places to find the musk deer in its natural habitat? (2020)

  1. Askot Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Gangotri National Park
  3. Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Manas National Park

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 and 4 only
  4. 1 and 4 only


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