Disappearing Forests of Kudremukh

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  • The Kudremukh National Park in the Western Ghats is a UNESCO world heritage site. The park is home to unique, threatened and endangered biodiversity including lion-tailed macaques, tigers, Malabar civets and great pied hornbills.
  • Mining, construction of luxury resorts and townships are resulting in the disappearance of forests of Kuderemukh.
  • Wildlife conservation groups want the forest department to acquire the land occupied by Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) to conserve the forest.